|to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality, value, etc.|
|The act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny.|
|1.||to use up (supplies, money, energy, etc); reduce or exhaust|
|2.||to empty entirely or partially|
|3.||med to empty or reduce the fluid contents of (an organ or vessel)|
|[C19: from Latin dēplēre to empty out, from |
deplete de·plete (dĭ-plēt')
v. de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing, de·pletes
To use up something, such as a nutrient.
To empty something out, as the body of electrolytes.