August 25, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
deplete /dɪˈpliːt/ verb
deplete
/dɪˈpliːt/
verb

depletes; depleted; depleting

Watching videos depletes the phone's battery.
Watching videos depletes the phone's battery.
Learner's definition of DEPLETE

[+ object]

: to use most or all of (something important) : to greatly reduce the amount of (something)

  • Activities such as logging and mining deplete our natural resources.

  • We completely depleted our life savings when we bought our new house.

— often used as (be) depleted

  • The soil has been depleted by years of drought.

  • lakes and rivers that are depleted of fish

  • depleted soil

  • the country's badly depleted resources

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