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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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Depleted uranium is a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process which is considered a unique waste stream because it gets radioactive over time.
He said that the present equipments in Ahwaz city hospitals cannot afford the diagnosis and treatment of the children paralyzed due to contamination with depleted uranium.
Nor is it known what amount of depleted uranium could pose a threat to the local population or the environment.
The police said being a sensitive material, the usage of depleted uranium is tightly regulated.
Two strategies pioneered by StemCyte were used to increase the cell dose -- the use of plasma depleted cord blood products and the avoidance of post-thaw wash.
9116 also sets up a task force, consisting of legislators, veterans who have knowledge or experience with health effects from DU exposure, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, the Director of Veterans Affairs, and physicians and scientists with knowledge of depleted uranium exposure.
Government officials are critical of environmental groups' claims about depleted alerce stocks.
Whether they convince the critics of the military use of depleted uranium remains to be seen.
Shareholders run into problems when they have reduced or depleted their debt basis and the corporation repays any part of a shareholder loan.
But it is unlikely that South Korea will be accused of breaching the International Atomic Energy Agency Safeguards Agreement as depleted uranium shells, made of radioactive materials created in the process of enriching uranium, are not regarded as a nuclear weapon.
Kenny Duncan took the Ministry of Defence to the Pension Appeal Tribunal Service over his claim that he suffered depleted uranium poisoning during active service in Iraq.
The move comes after scientists developed a way of detecting minute traces of highly dangerous depleted uranium in the human body.