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pŏpŭlātĭo , ōnis, f. populor,
I.a laying waste, ravaging, plundering, spoiling, devastation, etc. (not in Cic.).
B. Transf.
1. Concr., things plundered, plunder, booty: “Veientes pleni populationum,Liv. 2, 43.—
2. A ravaging, destroying done by animals: “a populatione murium formicarumque frumenta defendere,Col. 2, 20; so, “volucrum,id. 3, 21.—
II. Trop., destruction, corruption, ruin (post-Aug.): “morum,Plin. 9, 34, 53, § 104; of ruin through luxury, Col. 1, 5, 7.
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