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Meaning of populate

pop•u•late

Pronunciation: (pop'yu-lāt"), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
  1. to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of.
  2. to furnish with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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