To deplete is to use up or consume a limited resource. Visiting relatives might deplete your refrigerator of food, or a pestering friend might deplete your patience.

The verb deplete is used like “to drain.” A long, exhausting day can deplete your body of energy and a summer drought can deplete a region’s water supply. If you deplete your body of hydration after a lot of exercise, be sure to replete yourself with a nice glass of water.

Definitions of deplete
  1. verb
    use up (resources or materials)
    synonyms: consume, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out
    occupy, take, use up
    require (time or space)
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    run out
    exhaust the supply of
    deplete of resources
    indulge, luxuriate
    enjoy to excess
    burn, burn off, burn up
    use up (energy)
    spend completely
    exhaust, play out, run down, sap, tire
    indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
    spend more than available of (a budget)
    spend less than the whole of (a budget, for example)
    type of:
    drop, expend, spend
    pay out
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