from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reduce sharply the population of, as by disease, war, or forcible relocation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reduce the population of a region by disease, war, forced relocation etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople.
- intransitive v. To become dispeopled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of inhabitants, wholly or in part, whether by death or by expulsion; dispeople; reduce the population of.
- To become dispeopled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reduce in population
Latin dēpopulāri, dēpopulāt-, to lay waste : dē-, de- + populārī, to ravage (from populus, people, throng).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
de- + populate (Wiktionary)