Depopulate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdiːˈpɑːpjuleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word depopulate
Brit.  |diːˈpɒpjʊleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word depopulate

verb

- reduce in population(syn: desolate)

The epidemic depopulated the countryside

Examples

Large areas of the country had been depopulated by disease.

The epidemic depopulated the countryside

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: depopulate
he/she/it: depopulates
present participle: depopulating
past tense: depopulated
past participle: depopulated
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