adj. emptying, exhausting, using up; reducing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • depletive — adjective see deplete …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depletive — de·ple·tive …   English syllables

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  • de|ple|to|ry — «dih PLEE tuhr ee», adjective. = depletive. (Cf. ↑depletive) …   Useful english dictionary

  • deplete — transitive verb (depleted; depleting) Etymology: Latin depletus, past participle of deplēre, from de + plēre to fill more at full Date: 1807 1. to empty of a principal substance 2. to lessen markedly in quantity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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