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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Hormone replacement therapy can deplete vitamins [B.sub.6] and [B.sub.12], folic acid, and magnesium.
* Loop diuretics like Lasix [R] (10) deplete the body of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and zinc.
"After we used this cognitive task to deplete participants' self-regulatory capacity, they didn't exercise as hard as participants who had not performed the task.
However, in the case of DCA, exposure of rodents to high levels depletes GST[zeta] activity, causing the pharmacokinetics in rats to become comparable to humans (Tables 3 and 4).
When chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) deplete this type of ozone, higher UV levels reach the Earth, facilitating skin cancer and other health threats.
"And we will deplete it by using Bt or any other insecticide.
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.
While such slow destruction could not create an ozone hole over, say, New York, widespread increases in chlorine monoxide could gradually deplete ozone levels over the northern midlatitudes.
As a master roll depletes, the machine comes to a stop and awaits the push of a button by the operator.