Mnemonic – delete p to reduce or exhaust the abundance of p
Word – deplete
Meaning – to reduce or exhaust the abundance
Part of Speech – verb
Synonyms – spend, consume, diminish, lessen, weaken
Antonyms – increase, augment, add
1 After the fierce war the army was deplete in men and spirit.
2 With no salary hike this year due to recession, the inflation is sure to deplete my savings.
1 The depletion of oil resources of the world has forced us to look at other alternatives for energy.
1 The tiger population is depleting fast due to illegal poaching.
1 He had walked for miles and his strength was depleted.
2 The LA Lakers were depleted by injuries to their inform players.
Under the Lens – Difference between Deplete, Exhaust and Spend
Deplete means to decrease seriously the abundance or supply of something, while exhaust suggests consuming completely or emptying absolutely.
Ex – Due to the famine the food stored in government warehouses has depleted and it will soon exhaust if the situation doesn’t improve.
Spend is a close synonym of exhaust but it has an added connotation of gradual exhaustion.
Ex – The battery of the torch was spent yesterday during the power-cut.