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verb [transitive] deplete pronunciation in British English /dɪˈpliːt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydeplete
he/she/itdepletes
present participledepleting
past tensedepleted
past participledepleted
  1. to reduce the amount of something or the number of things

    Wars in the region have depleted the country's food supplies.

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 deplete pronunciation in British English  noun [uncountable]

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