depopulated depopulated

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having lost inhabitants as by war or disease

Usage(s):

  1. Welcome to Diego Garcia 6,720 acres of restricted military base on a low-lying, depopulated atoll 1,000 miles from the nearest continent.
  2. Following Mao's advice to separate the water from the fish, the warring factions depopulated the land to disrupt the enemy's civilian support network.
  3. Once rich and powerful, his kingdom is now poor, famished and depopulated.

News

  • Called for Traveling

    The Detroit Repertory Theatre, tucked away on a depopulated stretch of Woodrow Wilson Street on the city’s west side, is one of those hidden gems more people should know about.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Metro Times

Quotes

  1. Instead of trying to hold large swathes of rural Afghanistan, British forces will withdraw to towns and "concentrate on the populated areas and not simply on territories which are depopulated or not densely populated," Mr Brown said.
    on Nov 10, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "What is going to be most important to people is whether they can come back and rebuild with some security," Jefferson said during a Jan. 6 special session of the New Orleans City Council. "Otherwise we will suffer a depopulated city for some...
    on Jan 14, 2006 By: Bill Clinton Source: CBS News

  3. A businessman, Carlos Martinez, said: "It's an outrage that I have to pay the same taxes here as those who live in Madrid. And then they come up with a report about depopulation, once everything has already been depopulated."
    on Jun 10, 2005 By: Carlos Martínez Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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