Another word for deplete
deplete drain exhaust impoverish enervateSearch Thesaurus
These verbs all mean to weaken severely by removing something essential. Deplete refers to using up gradually and only hints at harmful consequences: The campers' food supply was quickly depleted. Drain suggests gradual drawing off and harm: War often drains a nation's economy. Exhaust stresses reduction to a point of uselessness: “The resources of civilization are not yet exhausted” (William Ewart Gladstone). Impoverish refers to severe reduction of resources or essential qualities: “His death has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure” (Samuel Johnson). Enervate refers to weakening or destruction of vitality or strength: Idleness enervates the will to succeed.
Another word for depleteverb
To lessen or weaken severely, as by removing something essential:drain, exhaust, impoverish, sap2, use up. See give, increase, rich
To make or become no longer active or productive:desiccate, dry up, give out, play out, run out. See continue