present participle of populate
as in inhabiting
to supply with inhabitants a small island populated only by woodland creatures

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“Populating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/populating. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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