verb (used with object), de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing.
- depleted uranium,
- depletion allowance,
- depletion layer,
- depletion region
Origin of deplete
Examples from the Web for deplete
And now, the plan is not only to decimate public-sector unions, but all unions—to deplete the money they can spend on politics.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, things like stress, illness, and environmental pollution all deplete your levels.5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren’t Juice Cleanses)|DailyBurn|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thus experience and inexperience will equally tend to deplete the classes available for this form of service.
Hence a wild-fire exodus which has devastated whole villages and threatens to deplete the labor force of the kingdom.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
Francis says I have congestion, and I must live low, deplete, and take pills.James Fenimore Cooper|Mary E. Phillips
When the refugees began pouring in she was among the first to ladle out soup and deplete her wardrobe.The Living Present|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
We then dispersed; the medium walking off as if nothing whatever had occurred to deplete her strength.Ghosts I Have Seen|Violet Tweedale
Word Origin for deplete
1807, back-formation from depletion. Related: Depleted; depleting.