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a.1.Serving to deplete.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The basic mechanics of Title VI require the EPA first to identify substances containing various chemical compounds known to have a depletory effect on ozone, and then to break down this list of substances into two different classes based upon their potency.
Basamid/Dazomet breaks down into bioactive agent methyl isothiocyanate (MIT) after application to moist soil which controls a broad spectrum of soil borne pests, its relatively safe to user and a non-ozone depletory [29].
Denizeau, Metallothionein induction attenuates the effects of gluthatione depletory in rat hepatocytes.