Definitions for: Deplete


[v] use up, as of resources or materials; "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"



Webster (1913) Definition: De*plete", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depleted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Depleting.] [From L. deplere to empty out; de- +
plere to fill. Forined like replete, complete. See Fill,
Full, a.]
1. (Med.) To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system,
by bloodletting or by medicine. --Copland.

2. To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of;
to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a
treasury of money, etc. --Saturday Review.

Synonyms: consume, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

See Also: burn, burn off, burn up, drain, drop, expend, indulge, luxuriate, play out, run down, run out, sap, spend, tire

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