Definition of repopulate in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /riːˈpɒpjʊleɪt/


[with object]
1Introduce 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.
1.1Populate or fill again: probiotics help repopulate your gut with the healthy bacteria
More example sentences
  • Cells treated with Delta - 1 promptly began repopulating the bone marrow in the animals.
  • Using a method that he pioneered, Dr. Macklis was the first investigator to demonstrate that, following localized injury, the adult mammalian precortex can be repopulated by new neurons.
  • Recently, historic ranges have been repopulated by sheep translocated from healthy herds.



Pronunciation: /riːpɒpjʊˈleɪʃ(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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: re|popu¦late

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.