deplete - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/dɪˈpliːt/
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.

derived word

depletion

 

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noun [uncountable]

the depletion of forests in Uganda