- adj. Used up, expended; of which nothing is left.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of deplete.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. no longer sufficient.
- adj. having resources completely depleted.
- adj. no longer sufficient
“But balancing that is the fact that as our farming has intensified, nutrients have been depleted from the soil, so that a zucchini today has fewer nutrients that a zucchini bought 100 years ago.”
“The rapid rate at which our forests are being depleted is causing the high cost of lumber today, and it may be of interest to many to know that the average increase of one acre of mixed timber trees is 14 ft. of sawed lumber per year.”
“In the West, keeping them green is draining what little water is left in depleted water-tables.”
“With respect I think that the idea that drug dealers will resort to more innocent business such as crochet, or garden gnome manufacturing once their trade has been depleted is optimistic.”
“I was depleted from the painting jag when I got up this morning.”
“So make sure and get your magnetic bumper ribbon for the car encouraging our young resourseful people can breathe in depleted uranium dust while dodging bombs and bullets as we occupy a people.”
“As we remarked earlier, so depleted is our helicopter force that Browne is having to scavenge one from the Falklands and has managed to "tease out" one from the UK.”
“This is especially true for bucks, whose fat stores are depleted from the rut.”
“When your energy levels are at their most depleted, which is normally after a workout, it is essential to feed your body as soon as possible to ensure adequate restoration.”
“The uranium remaining after removal of the enriched fraction contains about 99.8% uranium-238, 0.2% uranium-235 and 0.001% uranium-234 by mass; this is referred to as depleted uranium.”
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