deplete deplete  /dɪ ˈplit/

Definition(s):

  • (v) use up (resources or materials)

Usage(s):

  1. That means devising new building materials, so China doesn't deplete its soil to make bricks.
  2. But many parents and students say they have little choice other than to deplete their savings or grapple with high interest rates down the road.
  3. It helps degrade rivers, deplete aquifers, eliminate grasslands, concentrate food-processing conglomerates and inundate our fast-food nation with high-fructose corn syrup.

News

  1. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake dips into reserves to pay debt

    State-owned resort in Cambridge had projected shortfall The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort dips into reserves to pay debt

    The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. Ahead of Rice's stop in Egypt, the country's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit accused some in Israel of trying to "deplete American efforts" to have a real peace agreement between the two sides for the peace meeting, tentatively set to take...
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Ahmed Aboul Gheit Source: ABC News

  2. "Without this compact, the Great Lakes are left vulnerable to interests that want to deplete the lakes," said Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio.
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: George Voinovich Source: SI.com

  3. "Science has shown we are depleting the planet?s natural assets at an unsustainable rate," Ban said. "We all realise poverty cannot be overcome if we neglect the environment or deplete our natural capital."
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: AFP

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