depleted depleted  /dɪ ˈpli tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) no longer sufficient

Usage(s):

  1. Controversy grows over depleted uranium, an armament whose side-effects may harm soldier and civilian alike.
  2. The soil nutrients have been depleted so significantly in this part of Malawi that crop yields reach only about a half-ton per acre, about one-third of normal.
  3. As the bare depleted uranium comes in contact with steel, an exothermic, or heat-producing, effect occurs when the metals react chemically.

News

  1. Inbox: Tackling potential roster permutations

    With the rotation depleted, could the D-backs call up Archie Bradley? Does Didi Gregorius figure to be sent down upon the returns of Eric Chavez and Aaron Hill? Beat reporter Steve Gilbert tackles those topics and more in the latest Inbox.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Arizona Diamondbacks

  2. Fever guard Douglas (back) out multiple weeks

    Injury-depleted Indiana will be without starting guard Katie Douglas for several more weeks because of a bulging disc in her lower back.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas out with back injury

    Injury-depleted Indiana will be without starting guard Katie Douglas for several more weeks because of a bulging disc in her lower back.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "That's a fantastic job by the bullpen," Maddon said. "And the offense chipped away. Eric Patterson, acquired last month to provide depth for an injury-depleted Red Sox roster, hit a pair of solo home runs off Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza....
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Joe Maddon Source: abc40

  2. "For the last 30 years trade has been an ever increasing part of economic activity, with trade growth often outpacing gains in output," WTO chief Pascal Lamy said. "The depleted pool of funds available for trade finance has contributed to the...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Pascal Lamy Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "He's been great. He's a big, big man with lots of skill. We're lucky to have him," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "We feel good about that. I'm not taking anything away from what we did, but their team was depleted by the end here."...
    on May 1, 2008 By: Mike Babcock Source: USA Today

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