populate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “populate” in the English Dictionary

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populateverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɒp.jʊ.leɪt/  us   /ˈpɑː.pjə-/
C1 If an ​area is populated by ​people or ​animals, they ​live in that ​area: The ​innercities are no ​longerdensely populated. The ​river is populated ​mainly by ​smallerspecies of ​fish. to ​live in an ​area or ​place: The ​settlersbegan to ​moveinland and populate the ​rivervalleys. specialized computing to ​automaticallyaddinformation to a ​list or table on a ​computer: There are several ​ways to populate the ​database.
the ​risk of ​bombsfalling on populated ​areas
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