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deplete

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deplete

  1. 1 to make complete use of <miners depleted the vein of copper ore after only a few months> Synonyms absorb, burn, consume, devour, drain, draw down, exhaust, expend, play out, spend, use up Related Words abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, reduce; eat, use; bankrupt, clean (out), impoverish; cripple, debilitate, disable, enfeeble, sap, undermine, weaken; dry up, empty; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), guzzle, lavish, misspend, run through, squander, throw away, waste Phrases run out of Near Antonyms augment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, save Antonyms renew, replace

  2. 2 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent <disease and battlefield casualties had depleted troop strength to dangerously low levels> Synonyms abate, de-escalate, dent, decrease, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise




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