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deplete (something) of (something)

To use all of an available resource. 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.
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.
Production of CFCs was banned by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 because they deplete the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, which protects living things from harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Fitch expected losses will deplete class N and partially deplete class M.
Besides UNEP, other organizations involved in the initiative are Interpol, the World Customs Organization, and the secretariats of the three multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that have trade provisions: the Convention on Inter national Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.
The stage for change was set by the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which identified CFCs and HCFCs as ozone-depleting substances.
CFCs, which deplete ozone, are also a culprit in global warming.
The downgrade of class M reflects an increase in expected losses of several specially serviced loans which Fitch expects will deplete class N and significantly impact class M.
That three chemically distinct drugs for manic depression deplete the same neurotransmitter, inositol, is more than coincidence, the researchers argue in their report.
However, our shipments of Pb-free devices are slightly less than that as we deplete the remaining inventory of tin-lead devices over the next few months.