Answer: to use up gradually
Word Origin early 19th century (earlier (mid. 17th century) as depletion): from Latin deplet- 'emptied out' from the verb deplere from de- (expressing reversal) + plere 'fill' (from plenus 'full').
Scrabble Points: 10
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Deplete definition is - to empty of a principal substance. How to use deplete in a sentence. Did you know? Synonym Discussion of deplete .
25 synonyms of deplete from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus plus 62 related words definitions and antonyms. Find another word for deplete . Deplete : to make complete use of.
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Deplete definition to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of: The fire had depleted the game in the forest. Extravagant spending soon depleted his funds.
Define deplete . deplete synonyms deplete pronunciation deplete translation English dictionary definition of deplete . tr.v. de·plet·ed de·plet·ing de·pletes 1. To cons...