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deplete

[də·plēt′]
Etymology: L, deplere, to empty
to empty or unload or to cause depletion.

deplete

(dē-plēt′) [L. depletus, emptied]
To empty; to produce depletion.
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Many medications can deplete critical nutrients from the body.
The researchers used a Stroop test to deplete the self-regulatory capacity of volunteers in the study.
Previous T cell therapy pilot studies used a monovalent formulation of attenuated MRTCs to deplete MBP reactive T cells.
Balch comments on the numerous studies showing that smoking depletes the immune system of nutrients required to provide better health.