Crossword clues for deplete
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Deplete \De*plete"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depleted; p. pr. & vb. n. Depleting.] [From L. deplere to empty out; de- + plere to fill. Forined like replete, complete. See Fill, Full, a.]
(Med.) To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by bloodletting or by medicine.
To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of; to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a treasury of money, etc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1807, back-formation from depletion. Related: Depleted; depleting.
vb. 1 To empty or unload, as the vessels of the human system, by bloodletting or by medicine. 2 To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of; to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a treasury of money, etc.
Usage examples of "deplete".
Having received orders to quiet the dissensions in Asuncion, in spite of being nearly seventy years of age, and having lost an arm in the Italian wars, he marched at once, taking but forty soldiers in his train, as, war being imminent with Portugal, it was not safe to deplete the slender forces in the River Plate.
She went forward again, looking in the depleted bins and lockers along the gangway.
The use of depleted uranium itself had been a close run thing in the Bundestag, the German Parliament.
But even if I stayed, it meant new bunkmates, perhaps even a new sergeant, as depleted dorms were consolidated and merged.
He had depleted the royal coffers enough times to meet the exorbitant Danegeld prices demanded of him to get the Danes out of Wessex in the past.
If it had fought enough before reaching Dest, its armament might be depleted by use.
An hour later Khor, Eratosthenes, and Ne-tiy had wound the last of the linen strips around the hydraulic tubes, refilled the depleted oil surge tank, and secured the amphora of natron in the storage locker.
Khor, Eratosthenes, and Ne-tiy had wound the last of the linen strips around the hydraulic tubes, refilled the depleted oil surge tank, and secured the amphora of natron in the storage locker.
The ancient folkways of England called to them, albeit the call came ever more and more faintly since the war, as the plowlands grew depleted of their young blood and the new generation swarmed over the cities instead.
The frontline infantry divisions were the most heavily depleted by desertions.
The means the Galenist employed were chiefly diet and vegetable remedies, with the use of the lancet and other depleting agents.
If men of the seas respected the bans, the Commerce Department promised, the depleted groundfish stocks would replenish themselves.
East Indian agricultural experts always fighting starvation and fighting a depleted land, and Ibo craftsmen who could handle too much water on the crops.
By Day Thirty-three, sickness, mishaps, and one suicide had depleted the numbers such that all the survivors could be carried in the truck at once, so the leapfrogging was discontinued.
Maley switched on the lights, stuck his head between the plateglass shelves, surveyed the depleted window.