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populate

[pop-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), populated, populating.
1.
to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of.
2.
to furnish with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.

Origin:
1570–80; < Medieval Latin populātus, past participle of populāre to inhabit. See people, -ate1

outpopulate, verb (used with object), outpopulated, outpopulating.
repopulate, verb (used with object), repopulated, repopulating.
superpopulated, adjective
underpopulate, verb (used with object), underpopulated, underpopulating.
unpopulated, adjective
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populate (ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (often passive) to live in; inhabit
2.  to provide a population for; colonize or people
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin populāre to provide with inhabitants, from Latin populus people]

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populate
1570s, from M.L. populatus, pp. of populare "inhabit," from L. populus "inhabitants."
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