Depopulate

Definition of Depopulate

De`pop´u`late
v. t.1.To deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople.
[imp. & p. p. Depopulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Depopulating .]
Where is this viper,
That would depopulate the city?
- Shak.
v. i.1.To become dispeopled.
Whether the country be depopulating or not.
- Goldsmith.

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depopulation, desolate, reduce, shrink
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