[ dih-pleet ]
/ dɪˈplit /
verb (used with object), de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing.
to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of: The fire had depleted the game in the forest. Extravagant spending soon depleted his funds.
Words nearby deplete
Origin of deplete
OTHER WORDS FROM deplete
de·plet·a·ble, adjectivede·ple·tion, nounde·ple·tive, de·ple·to·ry [dih-plee-tuh-ree] /dɪˈpli tə ri/, adjectivenon·de·plet·a·ble, adjective
non·de·ple·tion, nounnon·de·ple·tive, adjectivenon·de·ple·to·ry, adjectivepre·de·plete, verb (used with object), pre·de·plet·ed, pre·de·plet·ing.pre·de·ple·tion, nounun·de·plet·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for depletable
/ (dɪˈpliːt) /
to use up (supplies, money, energy, etc); reduce or exhaust
to empty entirely or partially
med to empty or reduce the fluid contents of (an organ or vessel)
Derived forms of depletedepletable, adjectivedepletion, noundepletive or depletory, adjective
Word Origin for deplete
C19: from Latin dēplēre to empty out, from de- + plēre to fill
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Medical definitions for depletable
[ dĭ-plēt′ ]
To use up something, such as a nutrient.
To empty something out, as the body of electrolytes.
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