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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deplete mean? 

DEPLETE (verb)
  The verb DEPLETE has 1 sense:

1. use up (resources or materials)

  Familiarity information: DEPLETE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEPLETE (verb)

Sense 1deplete [BACK TO TOP]


Use up (resources or materials)

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking


deplete; use up; wipe out; eat up; exhaust; run through; eat; consume

Context examples:

this car consumes a lot of gas / We exhausted our savings / They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Hypernyms (to "deplete" is one way to...):

drop; expend; spend (pay out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deplete"):

run out (exhaust the supply of)

drain (deplete of resources)

indulge; luxuriate (enjoy to excess)

burn; burn off; burn up (use up (energy))

spend (spend completely)

exhaust; play out; run down; sap; tire (deplete)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They deplete him of all his money

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