Meaning of DEPLETE in English

DEPLETE

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

severely

With the onset of World War 11, the ranks were severely depleted , and the forest work camps were closed.

But clan warfare has severely depleted the amount of food getting through.

■ NOUN

ozone

They calculate that ozone is depleted fastest when the sun is least active.

We will strive to accelerate the eradication of ozone depleting substances.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Algae can block light and deplete oxygen from the water.

CFC is just one chemical that depletes the ozone layer.

He knew that the area's rich plant life had been severely depleted by the huge herds of cows grazing the land.

Over the last few years, rainforests have been steadily depleted.

Salmon populations have been severely depleted recently.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As oil reserves are depleted, its price will continue to rise.

As these problems multiply and deplete resources, the range of options available to the organization increasingly narrows.

Note that B complex vitamins are depleted by nicotine, alcohol, stress, and oral contraceptives.

Now his wife is worse and his savings are depleted.

This depleted the famine areas further, and sparked off new hatred amongst the peasants.

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