Definition of deplete verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deplete

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈplit//
 
[usually passive]deplete somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deplete
 
he / she / it depletes
 
past simple depleted
 
-ing form depleting
 
 
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to reduce something by a large amount so that there is not enough left Food supplies were severely depleted.
NAmE//dɪˈpliʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] ozone depletion the depletion of fish stocks
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