deplete

01. If we continue to [deplete] our natural resources, our children will pay the price.
02. The continued [depletion] of our ozone may cause terrible destruction to our planet.
03. Many native plants have been seriously [depleted] by the introduction of exotic plants which are taking over.
04. The [depletion] of the world's fresh water supplies will reach a crisis over the next few years.
05. The soldiers had [depleted] their ammunition, and were badly in need of supplies.
06. We need to find an alternative fuel source before all our oil reserves are [depleted].
07. The oxygen in the diver's tanks was [depleted], and he quickly drowned.
08. The soldiers' ammunition was completely [depleted], so they were obliged to surrender.
09. The city's reservoir is quite [depleted] this summer because it was such a dry spring.
10. The continued downturn in the economy is [depleting] the country's financial reserves.
11. The first half of the 20th century saw the United Kingdom's strength seriously [depleted] in two World Wars.
12. Buying new equipment has seriously [depleted] our reserves.
13. This land has been farmed for too long, so the soil is [depleted], and nothing will grow.
14. According to recent studies, whales and dolphins are not [depleting] the world's fish stocks despite the sea mammals' enormous appetites.
15. Denis Waitley once noted that time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been [depleted].

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  • deplete — I verb beggar, bleed, consume, decrease, dissipate, drain, drain of resources, dry up, eliminate, empty, empty out, evacuate, exhaust, expend, finish, impoverish, lessen, lose, pauperize, purge, reduce, render insufficient, run down, spend,… …   Law dictionary

  • deplete — de‧plete [dɪˈpliːt] verb [transitive] to greatly reduce the amount of something, using up nearly all of it: • Drastic measures will need to be taken if fish stocks in Europe s seas are not to be disastrously depleted. depleted adjective [only… …   Financial and business terms

  • deplete — vb Deplete, drain, exhaust, impoverish, bankrupt are comparable when they mean to deprive a thing in whole or in part of what is essential or necessary to its existence or potency. Deplete is often used as though it implied merely a reduction in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Deplete — De*plete , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depleted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depleting}.] [From L. deplere to empty out; de + plere to fill. Forined like replete, complete. See {Fill}, {Full}, a.] 1. (Med.) To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deplete — 1807, back formation from DEPLETION (Cf. depletion). Related: Depleted; depleting …   Etymology dictionary

  • deplete — [v] consume, exhaust supply bankrupt, bleed*, decrease, dig into, diminish, drain, draw, dry up, empty, evacuate, expend, finish, impoverish, lessen, milk*, reduce, sap, spend, squander, suck dry*, undermine, use up, wash up, waste, weaken;… …   New thesaurus

  • deplete — ► VERB 1) reduce the number or quantity of. 2) use up (energy, stocks, etc.); exhaust. DERIVATIVES depletion noun. ORIGIN Latin deplere empty out …   English terms dictionary

  • deplete — [dē plēt′, diplēt′] vt. depleted, depleting [< L depletus, pp. of deplere, to empty < de , from + plere, to fill: see FULL1] 1. a) to make less by gradually using up (resources, funds, strength, etc.) b) to use up gradually the resources,… …   English World dictionary

  • deplete — transitive verb (depleted; depleting) Etymology: Latin depletus, past participle of deplēre, from de + plēre to fill more at full Date: 1807 1. to empty of a principal substance 2. to lessen markedly in quantity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deplete — [[t]dɪpli͟ːt[/t]] depletes, depleting, depleted VERB To deplete a stock or amount of something means to reduce it. [FORMAL] [V n] ...substances that deplete the ozone layer... [V n] They fired in long bursts, which depleted their ammunition... [V …   English dictionary

  • deplete — UK [dɪˈpliːt] / US [dɪˈplɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms deplete : present tense I/you/we/they deplete he/she/it depletes present participle depleting past tense depleted past participle depleted to reduce the amount of something or the number… …   English dictionary

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