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English definition of “deplete”

deplete

verb [T]  /dɪˈplit/ us  
to reduce something in size or amount, esp. supplies, energy, or money: Acid rain depletes the region’s fish stocks.
depletion
noun [C/U]  /dɪˈpli·ʃən/ us  
[U] The depletion of our savings is starting to worry me.
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