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Borrowed from Latin dēplētus (“empty”), from depleō.
deplete (third-person singular simple present depletes, present participle depleting, simple past and past participle depleted)
- To empty or unload, as the vessels of the human system, by bloodletting or by medicine.
- I noticed a couple of days ago how quickly the battery depletes.
- The ink depletes too quickly.
- Depending on what you print, one color usually depletes faster than the others.
- The temperature gauge doesn't work and the coolant depletes quickly from the reservoir.
- The winter storm quickly depleted the salt supply of the county.
- This drug can deplete the body of magnesium.
- Certain medications can deplete vitamin D.
- 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.
- 2007, Zerzan, John, Silence:
- Its reserves have been invaded and depleted.
empty or unload
exhaust — see exhaust
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