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populate

pop·u·late

populate

 
 
pronunciation:
pap y leIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: populated, populates, populating
definition 1: to be residents of; inhabit.
The town is populated by two thousand people.A large variety of birds populate the rain forest.
 
similar words:
people
definition 2: to supply with residents or inhabitants.
The government wished to quickly populate its new colonies.
similar words:
people
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derivation: populated (adj.)
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