[ US /dɪˈpɫit/ ]
[ UK /dɪplˈiːt/ ]
  1. use up (resources or materials)
    They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
    this car consumes a lot of gas
    We exhausted our savings
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How To Use deplete In A Sentence

  • In a matter of hours, the Bay area was completely depleted of pumps, splashboards and self-bailers.
  • By the end of the winter the supply of grain was severely depleted.
  • In the northern Bering and southern Chukchi Seas, primary production occurs over a shallow shelf (50 to 200 m) and as the zooplankton and bacterioplankton cannot fully deplete this carbon source, it is either transferred to the benthos or advected downstream [17]. Carbon cycle and climate change in the Arctic
  • At roughly the same time, military orders for depleted uranium munitions stopped too.
  • As the fat reserves are depleted, the texture changes to what I call semi-wax in my notes. grouse Diary Entry
  • And I told my creditors that we needed to give these people 10 days of severance, even though that would deplete the rest of our cash.
  • Salmon populations have been severely depleted recently.
  • Large parts of the marsh are now in use as a buffer area when food stock is temporarily depleted.
  • Natural deterrents against sea erosion (mangroves, sandbanks, reefs etc.) have been depleted to such extents that their revival cannot be considered a viable plan to counter sea disasters.
  • Diuretic drugs such as furosemide or the thiazides should not be used because they deplete sodium from the body.
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