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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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Surprisingly, antibiotics deplete a wide variety of nutrients, and not so surprisingly, they deplete normal gut flora.
Blood pressure-lowering medications routinely deplete nutrients.
The chemical in the refrigeration system also depletes the ozone but they have found a substitute for that.
Balch comments on the numerous studies showing that smoking depletes the immune system of nutrients required to provide better health.
Positive selection significantly depletes the mature T cells that are presumed to be responsible for the autoimmune disorder.