de·plete /dɪˈplɪt/ 及物動詞
De·plete v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depleted; p. pr. & vb. n. Depleting.]
1. Med. 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.
v : use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of
gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20
bottles of wine a week" [syn: consume, eat up, use
up, eat, exhaust, run through, wipe out]