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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all).

Usage examples (39)
  • The e-rumors claim generally that the vaccine is dangerous; one even claims it's a government "depopulation" plot.
  • The USDA is offering to compensate producers who euthanize swine, and to provide assistance in carrying out "depopulation" and disposal.
  • Research has shown that as many as 24 percent of hens suffer broken bones following commercial "depopulation," or removal from their cages.
  • It is difficult to apply a simplified measure of "depopulation" to China. for more
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