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de·plete

 (dĭ-plēt′)
tr.v. de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing, de·pletes
1. To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up: drought that depleted the stores of grain.
2. To remove the contents or important elements of; empty out or exhaust: overfishing that depleted the lake of trout; farming practices that depleted the soil of nutrients.

[Latin dēplēre, dēplēt-, to empty : dē-, de- + plēre, to fill; see pelə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

de·plet′a·ble adj.
Synonyms: deplete, drain, exhaust, sap1
These verbs mean to use up something important that is hard to replace. Deplete refers to gradually consuming something essential: Medical bills quickly depleted our savings. To drain is to draw down a resource or supply to a critical level: War often drains a nation's economy. Exhaust stresses depletion to a point of emptiness or uselessness: "The Depression had exhausted the capacity of private charities and state and local governments to cope with the needs of millions of unemployed Americans" (Patrick Maney).
Sap suggests a slow loss of something vital: "The [ivory] trade certainly sapped labor from farming and disrupted village life" (Eric Scigliano).

deplete

(dɪˈpliːt)
vb (tr)
1. to use up (supplies, money, energy, etc); reduce or exhaust
2. to empty entirely or partially
3. (Medicine) med to empty or reduce the fluid contents of (an organ or vessel)
[C19: from Latin dēplēre to empty out, from de- + plēre to fill]
deˈpletable adj
deˈpletion n
deˈpletive, deˈpletory adj

de•plete

(dɪˈplit)

v.t. -plet•ed, -plet•ing.
to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of.
[1800–10; < Latin dēplētus empty, past participle of dēplēre to empty out]
de•ple′tion, n.
de•ple′tive, adj.

deplete


Past participle: depleted
Gerund: depleting

Imperative
deplete
deplete
Present
I deplete
you deplete
he/she/it depletes
we deplete
you deplete
they deplete
Preterite
I depleted
you depleted
he/she/it depleted
we depleted
you depleted
they depleted
Present Continuous
I am depleting
you are depleting
he/she/it is depleting
we are depleting
you are depleting
they are depleting
Present Perfect
I have depleted
you have depleted
he/she/it has depleted
we have depleted
you have depleted
they have depleted
Past Continuous
I was depleting
you were depleting
he/she/it was depleting
we were depleting
you were depleting
they were depleting
Past Perfect
I had depleted
you had depleted
he/she/it had depleted
we had depleted
you had depleted
they had depleted
Future
I will deplete
you will deplete
he/she/it will deplete
we will deplete
you will deplete
they will deplete
Future Perfect
I will have depleted
you will have depleted
he/she/it will have depleted
we will have depleted
you will have depleted
they will have depleted
Future Continuous
I will be depleting
you will be depleting
he/she/it will be depleting
we will be depleting
you will be depleting
they will be depleting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depleting
you have been depleting
he/she/it has been depleting
we have been depleting
you have been depleting
they have been depleting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depleting
you will have been depleting
he/she/it will have been depleting
we will have been depleting
you will have been depleting
they will have been depleting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depleting
you had been depleting
he/she/it had been depleting
we had been depleting
you had been depleting
they had been depleting
Conditional
I would deplete
you would deplete
he/she/it would deplete
we would deplete
you would deplete
they would deplete
Past Conditional
I would have depleted
you would have depleted
he/she/it would have depleted
we would have depleted
you would have depleted
they would have depleted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deplete - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
run out - exhaust the supply of; "We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"
drain - deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
luxuriate, indulge - enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream"
burn off, burn up, burn - use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
spend - spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"
take, use up, occupy - require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
play out, sap, tire, exhaust, run down - deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

deplete

verb use up, reduce, drain, exhaust, consume, empty, decrease, evacuate, lessen, impoverish, expend substances that deplete the ozone layer
increase, raise, expand, add to, enhance, swell, step up (informal), augment

deplete

verb
1. To lessen or weaken severely, as by removing something essential:
2. To make or become no longer active or productive:
Translations
يُفْرِغ، يَسْتَهْلِك، يَسْتَنْزِف
vyčerpatztenčit
opbrugereducere
kimerítkiürít
ganga á, eyîa
išeikvojimasišeikvotiišsekinimasišsekinti
izsmeltiztērēt

deplete

[dɪˈpliːt] VT (= reduce) → mermar; (= exhaust totally) → agotar
stocks have been depleted by overfishingla fauna marina se ha visto mermada debido a una actividad pesquera desmesurada
substances that deplete the ozone layersustancias que destruyen la capa de ozono
Lee's exhausted and depleted armyel ejército cansado y diezmado de Lee
that holiday rather depleted our savingsesas vacaciones mermaron or redujeron bastante nuestros ahorros

deplete

[dɪˈpliːt] vt (= reduce) [+ stock, amount] → réduiredepleted uranium nuranium m appauvri

deplete

vt
(= exhaust)erschöpfen; (= reduce)vermindern, verringern; fundsverringern; certain substances deplete the ozone layerbestimmte Stoffe bauen die Ozonschicht ab; our supplies are somewhat depletedunsere Vorräte sind ziemlich erschöpft; the larder is rather depleteddie Speisekammer ist ziemlich leer; the audience had become somewhat depleteddie Zuschauerreihen hatten sich ziemlich gelichtet
(Med) to deplete the body of somethingdem Körper etw entziehen

deplete

[dɪˈpliːt] vtridurre

deplete

(diˈpliːt) verb
to make smaller in amount, number etc. Our supplies of food are rather depleted.
deˈpletion noun

deplete

v. agotar, vaciar; depauperarse.

deplete

vt agotar
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