Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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de- +‎ population, or depopulate +‎ -ation.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    greatfallstribune.com - Local 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

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