Definition of deplete:
immerse, desiccate, dry up, decimate, kill, ware, corrode, discharge, rich, eat, give out, swallow up, erase, exhaust, sweep away, have, tucker out, impoverish, polish off, cancel out, wipe out, sap, occupy, desiccate, continue, annihilate, eliminate, release, waste, work through, squander, eradicate, wash up, ingest, carry off, rust, eject, eat up, bury, use up, beat, take, increase, tucker, swallow, extinguish, finish, eat on, run out, take in, give, run through, go through, expel, play out, obliterate, down, consume, tire, run down, feed.
- consume (part of speech: verb)
- diminish (part of speech: verb)
- lose (part of speech: verb)
- decrease (part of speech: verb)
- "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
To sacrifice the ewes was to speedily deplete the flocks, but beyond a certain number needed as sires for the coming generation, the males could be put to no better use than to feed the priests, the refuse of the animal, the skin, feet, etc.- "The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation.", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- "Jennie Baxter, Journalist", Robert Barr.