Definition of repopulate in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈpäpyəˌlāt/


[with object]
Introduce a population into (a previously occupied area or country): the area was repopulated largely by Russians
More example sentences
  • In fact in some of those areas that are now repopulated with younger animals, a lot of the older animals have died out, there's nice happy healthy populations coming in behind.
  • So Noble and his wife, Diane, switched from conventional to sustainable farming methods, a strategy that has paid off financially and that they feel offers hope for repopulating the countryside.
  • Supported by two dozen maps and tables, Abu Sitta said that 90 per cent of the depopulated villages could be repopulated by its people without the slightest effect on the Israeli Jews.



Pronunciation: /ˌrēˌpäpyəˈlāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • And, moreover, the levee system was substantially weakened by the storm, and any general repopulation of the City of New Orleans has to be accompanied by a plan that is capable of evacuating the people that come in.
  • This is a place where teenagers do their bit to aid in the repopulation of New Zealand.
  • In Germany, the repopulation of the rural areas after the Thirty Years War, and the huge drop in food prices, dampened down rural manufacturing wages which hardly rose above wartime levels.

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Syllabification: re·pop·u·late

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