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Definition of "deplete" [de•plete]

  • To decrease the fullness of; use up or empty out. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deplete" in a sentence
  • "She agreed with the Tax suspension as an immediate relief but she also had a follow up plan to replace the money it would deplete from the Roads fund and you completely ignored that?"
  • "Mr. Casey complains about many in his generation not being able to find jobs, that "the prospects for intergenerational mobility are fading fast," that they will be burdened with Social Security and Medicare payments for baby boomers, and that baby boomers will "deplete" the wealth of Gen Y."
  • "Steve Patterson of Urban Review - St. Louis posted an entry recently about that city's '70s plan to "deplete" much of the older sections of northern St. Louis."