repeople

verb
re·​peo·​ple | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpē-pəl How to pronounce repeople (audio) \
variants: or less commonly re-people
repeopled also re-peopled; repeopling also re-peopling

Definition of repeople

transitive verb

: to people (something) again "… I want to re-people our stricken country …"— Henry James With such reminiscences I repeopled the woods and lulled myself asleep.— Henry David Thoreau

First Known Use of repeople

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Repeople.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repeople. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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