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deplete

  

      vb   tr  
1    to use up (supplies, money, energy, etc.); reduce or exhaust  
2    to empty entirely or partially  
3      (Med)   to empty or reduce the fluid contents of (an organ or vessel)  
     (C19: from Latin deplere to empty out, from de- + plere to fill)  
  depletable      adj  
  depletion      n  
  depletive, depletory      adj  
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deplete

  
  
bankrupt, consume, decrease, drain, empty, evacuate, exhaust, expend, impoverish, lessen, milk, reduce, use up  
  
Antonyms     
   add to, augment, enhance, expand, increase, raise, step up     (informal)   swell  

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