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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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Thiazide diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide (12) deplete the body of CoQ10, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and zinc.
A new analysis of the chemical processes that deplete deuterium and hydrogen in Venus' atmosphere hints that Venus might once have had an ocean as deep as 10 meters--more than double previous estimates based on atmospheric chemistry.
Also, in drinking a lot of water, they deplete their bodies of electrolytes, particularly sodium.
As a master roll depletes, the machine comes to a stop and awaits the push of a button by the operator.
When those organisms die and fall to the seafloor, their natural decomposition depletes dissolved oxygen in the water.