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pop·u·late

populate

 
 
pronunciation:
pap y leIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: populates, populating, populated
definition 1: to live in; inhabit.
Thousands of birds populate the jungle.
 
similar words:
people
definition 2: to supply with residents or inhabitants.
The king decided to populate the island with prisoners, who could build houses and work the soil.
similar words:
people
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derivation: populated (adj.)
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