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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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The Pentagon did regularly use depleted uranium during the 2003 Iraq war, and was criticized for doing so, (http://www.
Depleted uranium is a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process which is considered a unique waste stream because it gets radioactive over time.
Ahmad Hardan, who served as a special scientific adviser to the World Health Organization, the United Nations and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, says that there is scientific evidence linking depleted uranium to cancer and birth defects.
According to a committee of 50 nations assembled to analyse the effects of depleted uranium weaponry on the health of troops after the Balkans war, exposure to depleted uranium.
The National Academy of Sciences examined possible health effects of depleted uranium exposure from the first Persian Gulf War, and reported in 2000 that poor medical recordkeeping and limited environmental monitoring hindered finding definitive answers.
Depleted uranium, a byproduct of the nuclear power industry, is cheaply obtained by the military, and prized for its extreme density and heavy metal qualities.
The content of a June 2005 local publication from the National Consultative Committee on Disarmament (Is Depleted Uranium an issue for the New Zealand Government?
Shareholders run into problems when they have reduced or depleted their debt basis and the corporation repays any part of a shareholder loan.
But it is unlikely that South Korea will be accused of breaching the International Atomic Energy Agency Safeguards Agreement as depleted uranium shells, made of radioactive materials created in the process of enriching uranium, are not regarded as a nuclear weapon.
CARSON - With the Galaxy depleted by injuries, and visiting Sao Paulo FC of Brazil depleted by scheduling conflicts, there was little for the two sides to learn about each other during Wednesday's international friendly in front of 10,009 at Home Depot Center.
A former soldier has become the first veteran to win a war pension appeal after suffering depleted uranium poisoning during the Gulf War, it emerged yesterday.
Although Kay argues that water bottlers haven't depleted America's aquifers (note that there is evidence of this happening internationally), my article discussed the potential for damage.
The move comes after scientists developed a way of detecting minute traces of highly dangerous depleted uranium in the human body.
A WHITE van loaded with enough depleted uranium to make a terrorist "dirty bomb" was seen in Glasgow days before being stolen.
It is feared that the depleted uranium could fall into terrorists' hands and be used to make a "dirty bomb".