deplete Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"deplete" in British English

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depleteverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈpliːt/
to ​reduce something in ​size or ​amount, ​especiallysupplies of ​energy, ​money, etc.: If we ​continue to deplete the earth's ​naturalresources, we will ​causeseriousdamage to the ​environment. The ​illness depletes the ​body ofimportantvitamins.humorous That last ​holidayseriously depleted my ​bankaccount!
(Definition of deplete from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deplete" in American English

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depleteverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈplit/
to ​reduce something in ​size or ​amount, esp. ​supplies, ​energy, or ​money: Acid ​rain depletes the region’s ​fishstocks.
depletion
noun [C/U]  us   /dɪˈpli·ʃən/
[U] The depletion of ​oursavings is ​starting to ​worry me.
(Definition of deplete from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deplete" in Business English

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depleteverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈpliːt/
to ​reduce the ​amount or ​size of something, especially a ​supply of ​energy, an ​amount of ​money, etc.: Healthcare for a ​sick patient can quickly deplete ​retirementsavings.
(Definition of deplete from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deplete”
in Spanish reducir, agotar…
in Vietnamese cạn kiệt…
in Malaysian mengurangkan…
in Thai ทำให้ลดลง…
in French réduire…
in German erschöpfen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消耗, 耗费, 减少…
in Turkish azaltmak, tüketmek…
in Russian истощать, исчерпывать…
in Indonesian mengurangi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消耗, 耗費, 減少…
in Polish uszczuplać, wyczerpać, pozbawiać…
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