dispeople
transitive verb Date: 15th century depopulate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dispeople — Dis*peo ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispeopled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispeopling}.] [Pref. dis + people: cf. F. d[ e]peupler.] To deprive of inhabitants; to depopulate. [1913 Webster] Leave the land dispeopled and desolate. Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispeople — [dis pē′pəl] vt. dispeopled, dispeopling Obs. DEPOPULATE …   English World dictionary

  • dispeople — dəs, (ˈ)dis+ transitive verb Etymology: dis (I) + people (n.) : depopulate a plague that nearly dispeoples a country dispeople the woods of all game …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispeople — dispeoplement, n. dispeopler, n. /dis pee peuhl/, v.t., dispeopled, dispeopling. to deprive of people; depopulate. [1480 90; DIS 1 + PEOPLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dispeople — verb To empty of people or inhabitants …   Wiktionary

  • dispeople — v. reduce the number of inhabitants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dispeople — v. a. Depopulate, unpeople …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dispeople — dis·people …   English syllables

  • dispeople — dis•peo•ple [[t]dɪsˈpi pəl[/t]] v. t. pled, pling to depopulate • Etymology: 1480–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dispeopled — Dispeople Dis*peo ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispeopled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispeopling}.] [Pref. dis + people: cf. F. d[ e]peupler.] To deprive of inhabitants; to depopulate. [1913 Webster] Leave the land dispeopled and desolate. Sir T. More.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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