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deplete

(dē-plēt′) [L. depletus, emptied]
To empty; to produce depletion.
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* Antibiotics deplete biotin, inositol, vitamins [B.sub.1], [B.sub.2], [B.sub.3], [B.sub.5], [B.sub.6], [B.sub.12] and vitamin K.
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is, meanwhile, a multilateral environmental agreement that regulates the production and consumption of nearly 100 man-made chemicals referred to as ozone depleting substances.
'In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided to celebrate the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in commemoration of the signing of the world countries on the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Many medications can deplete critical nutrients from the body.
"NAVSEA is eliminating these CFC refrigerants because they deplete the earth's protective ozone layer which screens out potentially harmful radiation from the sun," said Gregory Toms, NAVSEA ODS elimination program manager.
DEPLETE Duranium is a waste obtained from producing fuel for nuclear reactors and atomic bombs.
The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer is a landmark international agreement designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer.
Aaron Lehmer of ReThink Paper, a project of Earth Island Institute, calls the rapid expansion of bamboo plantations in Southeast Asia "alarming." Most of this bamboo is feeding paper mills in China and India, says Lehmer, but increasing demand from North America and Europe could deplete existing supplies and force Southeast Asian producers to push deeper into the forests.