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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deplete  \De*plete"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Depleted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Depleting}.]  [From  L.  deplere  to  empty  out  de-  + 
  plere  to  fill.  Forined  like  replete,  complete.  See  {Fill}, 
  {Full},  a.] 
  1.  (Med.)  To  empty  or  unload,  as  the  vessels  of  human  system, 
  by  bloodletting  or  by  medicine.  --Copland. 
 
  2.  To  reduce  by  destroying  or  consuming  the  vital  powers  of 
  to  exhaust,  as  a  country  of  its  strength  or  resources,  a 
  treasury  of  money,  etc  --Saturday  Review. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deplete 
  v  :  use  up  as  of  resources  or  materials;  "this  car  consumes  a 
  lot  of  gas";  "We  exhausted  our  savings";  "They  run 
  through  20  bottles  of  wine  a  week"  [syn:  {consume},  {eat 
  up},  {use  up},  {eat},  {exhaust},  {run  through},  {wipe  out}] 




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