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Deplete   /dɪplˈit/   Listen

(past & past part. depleted; pres. part. depleting)
Use up (resources or materials).  Synonyms: consume, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out.  "We exhausted our savings" , "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

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... department limits been made, to transfer Blunt's headquarters to Fort Gibson,[940] was an immense relief to Phillips. Blunt and Phillips had long since ceased to have harmonious views with respect to Indian Territory. During his short term of power, Blunt had managed so to deplete Phillips's forces that two of the three Indian regiments were practically all that now remained to him since one, the Second Indian Home Guards, had been permanently stationed at Mackey's Salt Works on ...
— The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War • Annie Heloise Abel

... existence upon its ability to prevail over other communities with which it may engage in sanguinary wars where the losses of a single battle may exceed those of Gettysburg. The developing conger-eels find a host of enemies which greatly deplete their numbers before they can grow even into infancy. An annual plant does not produce a million living offspring in twenty years because seeds do not always fall upon favorable soil, nor do they always receive the proper amount of sunlight and moisture, ...
— The Doctrine of Evolution - Its Basis and Its Scope • Henry Edward Crampton

... treatment for this affection. Copious blood letting in the earliest stages has been highly recommended, however, as this has a tendency to deplete the system and lessen the exudation of inflammatory products. Antiseptic washes, such as 4 per cent boric-acid solution to the eyes and Dobell's solution applied to the nose and mouth with ice poultices ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

Words linked to "Deplete" :   depletion, tire, sap, expend, play out, run out, indulge, drop, drain, occupy, take, run down, burn, luxuriate, burn up, burn off, spend

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