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English definition of “deplete”

deplete

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈpliːt/ us  
to reduce something in size or amount, especially supplies of energy, money, etc.: If we continue to deplete the Earth's natural resources, we will cause serious damage to the environment. The illness depletes the body of important vitamins.humorous That last holiday has seriously depleted my bank account!Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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