repopulate


repopulate

verb (used with object), pop·u·lat·ed, pop·u·lat·ing.

  1. to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of.
  2. to furnish with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.

verb (tr)

  1. to provide a new population for (an area in which the population has declined)

verb (tr)

  1. (often passive) to live in; inhabit
  2. to provide a population for; colonize or people
v.

1590s, from re- + populate (v.). Related: Repopulated; repopulating.

v.

1610s, from Medieval Latin populatus, past participle of populare “inhabit, to people,” from Latin populus “inhabitants, people, nation” (see people (n.)). Related: Populated; populating.

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