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depopulate

verb [T] uk   /ˌdiːˈpɒp.jʊ.leɪt/  us   /-ˈpɑː.pjə-/
to cause a country or area to have fewer people living in it: The region was depopulated by disease/famine/war.
depopulation
noun [U] uk   /diːˌpɒp.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌpɑː.pjə-/
rural depopulation/depopulation of the rural areas
Translations of “depopulate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人口減少,使居民減少…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人口减少,使居民减少…
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