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depleting

[ dih-pleet ]SEE DEFINITION OF depleting

Synonyms for depleting

  • bankrupt
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • drain
  • empty
  • expend
  • impoverish
  • lessen
  • reduce
  • sap
  • squander
  • undermine
  • use up
  • weaken
  • bleed
  • draw
  • evacuate
  • finish
  • milk
  • spend
  • waste
  • dig into
  • dry up
  • suck dry
  • wash up
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Antonyms for depleting

  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • fill
  • grow
  • increase
  • raise
  • save
  • strengthen
  • create
  • hoard
  • add
  • augment
  • give
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPLETING

He resented, from his own depleting store, her unspent sum of days.

In Athens and other states the depleting agencies were more numerous.

The toll of the war and the lure of the city were depleting farm labor.

He feared the depleting and emasculating effects of our culture and conventions.

Our best economists reprehend the policy of depleting our labor-market.

Though it was so common, it nevertheless repeatedly suggested their late possible recovery from some serious and depleting fever.

The loyalists of California were restrained from disturbing the safe tenure of the West by depleting the local Union forces.

None of the farms were producing more than a quarter of the potential yield per acre, and all depleting the soil outrageously.

They have seen the necessity of laws at home, after depleting their salmon rivers, deer runs and seal floes to the danger point.

When it is proposed to inflate our silver currency it is a time for strengthening our gold reserve instead of depleting it.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEPLETING

draining

adjectivetiring
  • debilitating
  • depleting
  • exhausting
  • fatiguing
  • sapping
  • taxing
  • tiresome
  • wearing
  • wearying

ruinous

adjectivedisastrous, devastating
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