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 Meanings and Examples of DEPLETE
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deplete
 v.  decrease fullness of; use up or empty out
Classic Sentence:
1  The army, driven back into Virginia, went into winter quarters on the Rapidan--a tired, depleted army since the defeat at Gettysburg-- and as the Christmas season approached, Ashley came home on furlough.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
2  It was as if Atlanta society, scattered and wrecked by war, depleted by death, bewildered by change, had found in her an unyielding nucleus about which it could re-form.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
3  The luncheon table showed a depleted circle.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
4  By the time the depleted regiment had again reached the first open space they were receiving a fast and merciless fire.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
5  The depleted band drew a long breath of relief and gathered itself into a bunch to complete its trip.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 21
6  A depleted bank account had caused me to postpone my holiday, and as to my companion, neither the country nor the sea presented the slightest attraction to him.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
7  And thus the land-owners, despite their marvellous efforts, are really a transient class, continually being depleted by those who fall back into the class of renters or metayers, and augmented by newcomers from the masses.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
Example Sentence:
1  We must wait until we deplete our present inventory before we order replacements.
2  If we continue to deplete the Earth's natural resources, we will cause serious damage to the environment.
3  Our stock of food is greatly depleted.
4  The fire had depleted the game in the forest.
5  Measures have been taken to protect the world's depleted elephant population.
6  In a fast neutron reactor, this process is optimized so that it can breed fuel, often using a depleted uranium blanket around the core.
7  Prickly Sharks are found mostly in submarine canyons and its numbers are being depleted due to overfishing.
8  What they find could provide clues to what might happen worldwide if ozone depletion continues.
9  Secondly, new fuels for the internal combustion engine which do not involve the depletion of vital and limited energy resources.
10  Freshwater depletion is especially worrisome in Egypt, Libya, and several Persian Gulf states.