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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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* Metformin, a diabetes drug, reduces [B.sub.12] levels and may deplete coenzyme Q10.
* Proton pump inhibitors, used to decrease stomach acid, deplete magnesium and vitamin [B.sub.12].
* Statins, used to lower cholesterol, deplete coenzyme Q10.
* Thiazide-type diuretics deplete potassium, magnesium, sodium, and zinc, while loop diuretics deplete potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, pyridoxine, thiamin, and ascorbic acid.
* Loop diuretics like Lasix [R] (10) deplete the body of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and zinc.
* Thiazide diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide (12) deplete the body of CoQ10, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and zinc.
* Beta blockers such as propranolol13 deplete the body of CoQ10 and melatonin.
* ACE inhibitors such as lisinopril14 deplete the body of zinc and sodium.