Deplete - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈpliːt|  American pronunciation of the word deplete
Brit.  |dɪˈpliːt|  British pronunciation of the word deplete

verb

- use up (resources or materials) (syn: consume, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out)

Examples

Activities such as logging and mining deplete our natural resources.

We completely depleted our life savings when we bought our new house.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: deplete
he/she/it: depletes
present participle: depleting
past tense: depleted
past participle: depleted
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