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deplete

de·plete

deplete

 
 
pronunciation:
dih plit
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: depleted, depletes, depleting
definition: to lessen drastically; exhaust.
The epidemic depleted the supply of medicine.
 
synonyms:
consume, drain, exhaust, expend, spend, use
antonyms:
augment, renew
similar words:
decrease, dwindle, empty, impoverish, lessen, reduce, shrink
derivations: depleted (adj.), depletive (adj.), depletion (n.)
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