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Deplete

Deplete
1. (Science: medicine) to empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by bloodletting or by medicine.
2. To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of; to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a treasury of money, etc.
Origin: From L. Deplere to empty out; de- – plere to fill. Forined like replete, complete. See fill, full.


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