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- n. A person who depopulates an area, especially one who forcibly removes people from his estate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who depopulates; a dispeopler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who depopulates.
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Collot d'Herbois, the demolisher and depopulator of Lyons, is said to have died in the common hospital, in consequence of drinking off at once a whole bottle of ardent spirits.
Oh, most holy men, banish to the home of all other unclean spirits violence, avarice, hatred, rapine; and root out from among your people luxury, which is the depopulator of the human race.
Catherine saw out of the corner of her eye, and without taking a bit of open notice, slipped off and lavished hospitality and tenderness on the surviving depopulator.
His violent menaces had extorted his readmission into the church, against which Cyprian protests with much vehemence: ne pecuniae commissae sibi fraudator, ne stuprator virginum, ne matrimoniorum multorum depopulator et corruptor, ultra adhuc sponsam Christi incorruptam praesentiae suae dedecore, et impudica atque incesta contagione, violaret.
His followers called him, by way of honour, the god of armies, the father of flaughter, the depopulator, the incendiary.