verb (used with object), de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing.
Origin of deplete
Examples from the Web for depletion
The depletion of the Medicare Trust Fund had nothing to do with it.
But now the real hour of crisis was at hand,—not from his illness, but from the depletion of their food supplies.The Sky Line of Spruce|Edison Marshall
Fatigue is only caused in a very restricted measure by the accumulation of fatigue products or the depletion of repair stocks.Psychoanalysis|Andr Tridon
Depletion added to isolation, and later tending toward degeneracy, is what makes the rural problem acute.The Challenge of the Country|George Walter Fiske
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|Bret Harte
The supplies in the country were beginning to show signs of depletion, while little was coming in to replace it.Danger! and Other Stories|Arthur Conan Doyle