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Definition of the adjective depleted

What does depleted mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. no longer sufficient

Alternative definition of the adjective depleted


  1. Used up, expended; of which nothing is left.

Definition of the verb depleted

What does depleted mean as a doing word?


  1. past of deplete

Phrases with Depleted

  1. Depleted uranium
  2. Depleted-Uranium

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Google previewBird Conservation 2 (1985)

by Stanley A. Temple

A reduction in the population's ability to recover its numbers rapidly after being depleted means that island birds often linger at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

A “depleted” species or population stock is below its optimum sustainable population. 00 marine mammals considered to be marine mammals. Polar bears inhabit sea ice adjacent to shorelines and prey primarily on seals such as ringed seals ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

Depleted uranium (DU) weapons refer to munitions and armor that are made of DU, a toxic metal that is the byproduct of a nuclear reaction. For munitions, this means that the bullet is made of DU while the shell casing is made of steel. In terms ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

depleted. Denoting a material that contains less of a particular isotope than it normally contains, especially a residue...

depleted. uranium. Uranium mostly consisting of uranium–238, obtained as a byproduct of enriching natural uranium or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Climate Change and the Environment (2012)

Economics, Science and Policy by R. Quentin Grafton, Harry W. Nelson, N. Ross Lambie, Paul R. Wyrwoll

depleted denitrification. The breakdown of nitrogen compounds by microorganisms. density. Mass per volume and which is usually defined as grams per cubic centimetre. density-dependent growth. Growth that is regulated by the density of a ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

beat; bushed; debilitated; depleted; drained; drowsy; enervated; exhausted; fatigued; groggy; sapped; sleepy; sluggish; slumberous; somnolent; soporific; spent; tired; weary; worn out. (as) dead as a doornail An insipid simile. 1. ceased ...

Google previewPersian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History (2014)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

Depleted uranium, a by-product of the enrichment of natural uranium to produce reactor fuel and weapons-grade isotopes, is used as a projectile because it can tear through nearly any armor thanks to its density and self-sharpening nature.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

Depleted. Fat. Reserves. WNS is also manifested in hibernating bats by an apparent premature mobilization of fat...

to depleted fat reserves may also be a FIGURE 2 Histological section of a wing membrane collected from a hibernating little ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States National Security (2005)

by Richard J. Samuels

Depleted uranium (DU) is created as a waste product when the radioactive isotope U-235 is extracted from natural uranium ore. This U-235 uranium is used as a fuel in nuclear power plants and in the production of some nuclear armaments.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by Jürgen Garche, Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati

and the 'depleted air' itself, containing the reaction products water, carbon dioxide and may be some re- siduals of the input gases, for example, nitrogen, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen. Owing to the facts, that most of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

Part of the reason is that fisheries for sedentary species such as abalone tend to be serially depleted. Catch rates tend to stay high until populations are near collapse because people become very efficient at minimizing the effort involved in ...

Google previewMacfadden's Encyclopedia of Physical Culture (1920)

A Work of Reference : Providing Complete Instructions for the Cure of All Diseases Through Physcultopathy : with General Information on Natural Methods of Health-building and a Description of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by Bernarr Macfadden

Do not fast more than from two to five days if your vitality is already greatly depleted. A fast beyond from two to five days begins to use up the tissues of the body, and when one is emaciated these tissues have already been “used up,” and ...

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Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. (Denis Waitley)
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Scrabble value of D2E1P3L1E1T1E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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