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Meaning of deplete

de•plete

Pronunciation: (di-plēt'), [key]
— -plet•ed, -plet•ing.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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