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- 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Research has shown that as many as 24 percent of hens suffer broken bones following commercial "depopulation," or removal from their cages.
The e-rumors claim generally that the vaccine is dangerous; one even claims it's a government "depopulation" plot.
The USDA is offering to compensate producers who euthanize swine, and to provide assistance in carrying out "depopulation" and disposal.
Sunday's Pensacola News Journal finally addresses the scandalous "depopulation" of Citizens Property wind insurance customers to unproven start-ups.
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."