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  • v  reduce in population
    The epidemic depopulated the countryside
  • s  having lost inhabitants as by war or disease
    the 15th century plagues left vast areas of Europe depopulated

  • Welcome to Diego Garcia--6,720 acres (2,720 hectares) of restricted military base on a depopulated atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the nearest .
  • Welcome to Diego Garcia 6,720 acres of restricted military base on a low-lying, depopulated atoll 1,000 miles from the nearest continent.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Detroit Metro Times

  • Gordon Brown in
    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.
  • Bill Clinton in CBS News
    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...
  • Carlos Martínez in Sydney Morning Herald
    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."

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