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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPLETES

It depletes, too, in the same way, the quality of men in our public life.

Even the best of us do not bear with equanimity anything which depletes our pockets.

By his engineering operations for water-supply he abstracts water from its natural basins and depletes the streams.

Dr. Mitchell puts it well when he says that muscular exercise flushes the parts engaged in it, and so depletes the brain.

WORD ORIGIN

1807, back-formation from depletion. Related: Depleted; depleting.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.