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-pŏpŭlor , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. a., to lay waste, ravage, plunder, pillage (class.).
II. Transf., in gen., to waste, lay waste, dissipate, destroy, sweep away: quos impune depopulatur et dispoliatur dedecus, Afran. ap. Non. 480, 13: “Cerealia dona,Ov. F. 1, 684: “hereditates,Dig. 47, 4, 1: “in qua (sc. urbe) omne mortalium genus vis pestilentiae depopulabatur,Tac. A. 16, 13: “aras,Vulg. Osee, 10, 2.!*?
a. Active form dēpopulo , āre: agros audaces depopulant servi, Enn. ap. Non. 471, 19 (Trag. v. 3 Rib.): “macellum,Caecil. ib. 18 (Com. v. 13 Rib.): “agros provinciamque, Auct. B. Hisp. 42, 6: greges,Val. Fl. 6, 531.—
b. depopulor , ari, in pass. signif.: “communi latrocinio terra omnis depopulabitur,Lact. Ira D. 16 fin.: “depopulata est regio,Vulg. Joel, 1, 10. In class. lang. only in the Part. perf.: “depopulatis agris,laid waste, Caes. B. G. 1, 11, 4: “depopulata Gallia,id. ib. 7, 77, 14; “late depopulato agro,Liv. 9, 36: “omnis ora maritima depopulata ab Achaeis erat, 37, 4: regiones,id. 10, 15 et saep.; Justin. 42, 2; Plin. 2, 53, 54, § 140.
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