verb (used with object), de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing.
Origin of deplete
Synonyms for deplete
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Contemporary Examples of depletion
The depletion of the Medicare Trust Fund had nothing to do with it.David Brooks and the Mania
June 18, 2012
MDS is a relatively rare condition that can lead to a depletion of red or white blood cells, anemia, heavy bleeding.How Robin Roberts’ Breast Cancer Treatment Could Cause More Cancer
June 12, 2012
Historical Examples of depletion
One result of the recent battle was the depletion of the color-guard.Company G
A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
And then Smith's Pocket was found to be only a pocket, and subject like other pockets to depletion.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales
A similar affection is occasionally produced by the abuse of opium, excessive mental anxiety, night watching, or depletion.
The depletion and anodynes of the physician were administered in vain.The Cavaliers of Virginia
William A. Caruthers
All tragedies are not those of violence, but of depletion, too, and of starvation.Making Both Ends Meet
Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
Word Origin for deplete
1807, back-formation from depletion. Related: Depleted; depleting.