adj. emptying, exhausting, using up; reducing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Depletory — De*ple to*ry, a. Serving to deplete. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depletory — deplēˈtory adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑deplete …   Useful english dictionary

  • deplete — depletable, adj. depletion, n. depletive, depletory /di plee teuh ree/, adj. /di pleet /, v.t., depleted, depleting. to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of: The fire had depleted the game in the forest. Extravagant spending… …   Universalium

  • deplete — /dəˈplit / (say duh pleet) verb (t) (depleted, depleting) to deprive of that which fills; decrease the fullness of; reduce the stock or amount of. {Latin dēplētus, past participle, emptied out} –depletion, noun –depletive, depletory /dəˈplitəri/… …  

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