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depopulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdepopulatede‧pop‧u‧late /ˌdiːˈpɒpjəleɪt $ -ˈpɑːp-/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 REDUCEto greatly reduce the number of people living in a particular area 🔊 Disease depopulated the whole region.depopulation /diːˌpɒpjəˈleɪʃən $ -ˌpɑːp-/ noun [uncountable]
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depopulateShe wants to depopulate the earth and liberate the plants.
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