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deplete (something) of (something)

To use all of a resource from an available supply. The rainforest will be depleted of trees if our generation doesn't take action now.
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deplete something of something

to use up all of a certain thing that something has. They will deplete the soil of its nutrients by planting the same crop over and over.
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5h) Assuming that a partnership and partners own a depletable interest in an oil or natural gas property (see Q 7846), there are no further restrictions as to who may use cost depletion.
increases for the shareholder's share of the S corporation's excess of depletion deductions over the basis of the depletable property, (27)
More to the point, deposits of extractive resources are depletable capital goods that must be replaced in some form if the capital value of the enterprise is to be maintained.
Complementary to its intensive exploitation of natural depletable resources, Norway is a world leader in trying to contain greenhouse gas emissions in the petroleum industry and the economy at large (Box 1.
Part IV projects the international dimension; a world of nation states facing diminished depletable natural resources, climate change, and biodiversity loss.
This project will allow us to demonstrate how intelligently integrated sustainable technologies can come together to dramatically reduce energy consumption, providing a measure of relief to home and business owner's wallets and reducing the country's rate of consumption of depletable energy resources such as coal and natural gas," said Dr.
The first one argues that developing conservation thought and practice depends on learning that resources are depletable.
Excluded from the definition are the natural resources (that is, depletable resources, such as mineral deposits and petroleum; renewable resources, such as timber; and the outer-continental shelf resources) related to land.
The big question is the old one--are there limits to growth with depletable resources?
Optimal Pricing of Depletable, Replaceable Resources: The Case of Landfill Tipping Fees," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 28, 3, May, 1995, pp.
They rely on renewable energy flows that are always there whether we use them or not, such as sun and wind and vegetation; on energy income, not on depletable energy capital.
Of course, some areas of the country, such as the southwest and western United States are, by geography, arid and semi-arid regions and more accustomed to viewing water as a depletable resource.
Specifically, NEPA directs the government to comply with six mandates: to protect the environment for future generations; to ensure aesthetically pleasing and healthful surroundings; to attain maximal beneficial environmental uses while minimizing degradation; to preserve natural diversity; to achieve an optimal balance between population and resource uses; and to maximize the use of renewable resources and recycling of depletable resources.
It matters a great deal whether a commons revolves around finite, depletable resources (fish, timber, water) or social networks that are "infinite" (the Internet, cultural norms).