Definition of Deplete

1. Verb. Use up (resources or materials). "They deplete more bread"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Exact synonyms: Consume, Eat, Eat Up, Exhaust, Run Through, Use Up, Wipe Out
Specialized synonyms: Run Out, Drain, Indulge, Luxuriate, Burn, Burn Off, Burn Up, Spend, Exhaust, Play Out, Run Down, Sap, Tire
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Related verbs: Occupy, Take, Use Up
Derivative terms: Consumable, Consumptive, Depletion, Depletion, Exhaustion



Definition of Deplete

1. v. t. To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by bloodletting or by medicine.

Definition of Deplete

1. Verb. To empty or unload, as the vessels of the human system, by bloodletting or by medicine. ¹

2. Verb. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deplete

1. to lessen or exhaust the supply of [v -PLETED, -PLETING, -PLETES]

Medical Definition of Deplete

1. 1. To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by bloodletting or by medicine. 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. Origin: From L. Deplere to empty out; de- + plere to fill. Forined like replete, complete. See Fill, Full. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deplete

depilous
depinning
deplanate
deplane
deplaned
deplanes
deplaning
deplant
deplantation
deplantations
deplanted
deplanting
deplants
depletable
depletant
deplete (current term)
depleted
depleted-uranium
depleted uranium
depleter
depleters
depletes
depleting
depletion
depletion method
depletion response
depletions
depletive
depletives
depletory

Literary usage of Deplete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1903)
"... stock issued by it would, in effect, license stockholders, by «1 LRA resorting to sales of their shares to it, to deplete the assets of the corporation, ..."

2. The Fertility of the Land: A Summary Sketch of the Relationship of Farm by Isaac Phillips Roberts (1898)
"It is sometimes asserted that commercial fertilizers tend to deplete the soil, and there is some truth in this notion when they are used under certain ..."

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