Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of depopulating or condition of being depopulated; the destruction or expulsion of inhabitants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of depopulating, or condition of being depopulated; destruction or explusion of inhabitants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of depopulating, or the state of being depopulated; reduction of population; destruction or expulsion of inhabitants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all)

Etymologies

de- +‎ population, or depopulate +‎ -ation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The formal announcement, expected from the government in coming days, would be the first official recognition that the March accident could force the long-term depopulation of communities near the plant, an eventuality that scientists and some officials have been warning about for months.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A remarkable quarter-century of productivity growth followed, accompanied by a low income-tax rate for corporations, encouragement of education, moderate wage levels, shrewdly selective incentives to attract foreign companies - not the regional-development pork-barrelling of the kind familiar to Canadians - and reversal of the long-term depopulation that went back to the potato famine of 1845-1849.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • There will be countries and regions that will suffer long-term depopulation due to low fertility and emigration - but a combination of the two phenomena is mostly concentrated in eastern Europe, particularly in eastern Germany, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

    British Blogs

  • Cook said the mandate that a herd be slaughtered, referred to as depopulation, doesn't make sense when a replacement herd would be just as likely to be infected by wildlife in the area.

    Market News

  • "Tunguska event"; fire and "depopulation" - "An ear-piercing" whistling "sound, which might be understood as being a manifestation of the electrophonic phenomena which have been discussed in WGN over the past few years; the sun appearing to be" blood-red "before the explosion.

    Signs of the Times

  • Research has shown that as many as 24 percent of hens suffer broken bones following commercial "depopulation," or removal from their cages.

    Michael Markarian: Congress Can Spare Taxpayers and Animals

  • The e-rumors claim generally that the vaccine is dangerous; one even claims it's a government "depopulation" plot.

    Innoculation Misinformation

  • The USDA is offering to compensate producers who euthanize swine, and to provide assistance in carrying out "depopulation" and disposal.

    David Goldstein: USDA: Melamine-Tainted Pork Unfit to Eat

  • Sunday's Pensacola News Journal finally addresses the scandalous "depopulation" of Citizens Property wind insurance customers to unproven start-ups.

    The Dogs of Wind

  • The template is: "Start up an insurance company on paper, collect a large 'depopulation' fee from Citizens, pay themselves handsome salaries and bonuses, and leave just enough left in the company coffers to hire a bankruptcy lawyer when a hurricane hits."

    Archive 2005-09-01

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