deplete


deplete

verb

Definition of DEPLETE

1
to make complete use of <miners depleted the vein of copper ore after only a few months>
Phrases run out of
Antonyms renew, replace
2
to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent <disease and battlefield casualties had depleted troop strength to dangerously low levels>

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