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Deplete   /dɪplˈit/   Listen

(past & past part. depleted; pres. part. depleting)
Use up (resources or materials).  Synonyms: consume, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out.  "We exhausted our savings" , "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

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"Deplete" Quotes from Famous Books

... same time it is necessary to encourage trade and industry vigorously and especially speculation, the function of which is to act as a counterpoise to industry.... It is necessary for industry to deplete the land both of laborers and capital, and, through speculation, transfer all the money of the world into our hands, thereby throwing the Gentiles into the ranks ...
— The History of a Lie - 'The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion' • Herman Bernstein

... left Charleston, Bristol and Plymouth were nothing but pilot boats, carrying twenty or thirty men each, who gave their attention to the West Indies. They were often obliged to deplete their crews to that extent in order to man their prizes that barely enough were left to manage their own ships. In those days all, of course, were sailing vessels, and they carried nothing in the shape of armor. Their guns were cannon, ...
— Dewey and Other Naval Commanders • Edward S. Ellis

... schoolroom, render the atmosphere thoroughly charged with electricity—nerves—toward the end of the day. Lack of oxygen to breathe as well as inability to breathe it; lack of well-printed books and good light, as well as lack of the power to use them; toothache, earache, headache, deplete the vitality ...
— Civics and Health • William H. Allen

Words linked to "Deplete" :   indulge, spend, luxuriate, depletion, sap, eat, run out, take, burn, burn off, run down, drop, drain, occupy, tire, expend, play out, burn up

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