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Meaning of DEPLETE

Pronunciation:  di'pleet

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

DEPLETE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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