from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arrested in growth or development; stunted.
- adj. Severely diminished; impoverished: "But there were no pleasures in Australia. How could my friend admire so paleontologically depauperate a place?” ( Jake Page).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having stunted growth.
- adj. Impoverished.
- adj. Having a limited biodiversity.
- v. To impoverish.
- v. To stunt the growth of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To make poor; to impoverish.
- adj. Falling short of the natural size, from being impoverished or starved.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make poor; impoverish; deprive of fertility or richness: as, to depauperate the soil.
- Impoverished; made poor.
Middle English depauperat, from Medieval Latin dēpauperātus, past participle of dēpauperāre, to make poor : Latin dē-, de- + pauper, poor; see pauper.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin de- + pauper ("poor, impoverished") + -ate (Wiktionary)