A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to diminish)
a. mermar
I had an unexpected expense which depleted my savings considerably.Tuve un gasto inesperado que mermó considerablemente mis ahorros.
b. reducir
The oxidation reaction depletes the concentration of oxygen in the medium.La reacción de oxidación reduce la concentración de oxígeno en el medio.
c. diezmar (population or troops)
The city's population was depleted by the bubonic plague in the 14th century.En el siglo XIV, la población de la ciudad se vio diezmada por la peste bubónica.
2. (to use up)
a. agotar
A particularly harsh winter that year meant that the settlers had depleted their reserves of food.El invierno especialmente severo de ese año hizo que los colonos agotaran sus reservas de comida.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. mermar
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deplete [dɪˈpliːt]
transitive verb
(reduce) mermar; (exhaust totally) agotar
stocks have been depleted by overfishing la fauna marina se ha visto mermada debido a una actividad pesquera desmesurada
the fund is nearly depleted
substances that deplete the ozone layer sustancias que destruyen la capa de ozono; Lee's exhausted and depleted army el ejército cansado y diezmado de Lee; that holiday rather depleted our savings esas vacaciones mermaron or redujeron bastante nuestros ahorros
alcohol may deplete the body of certain vitamins their severely depleted team put up a good fight the numbers of this species have been greatly depleted Two seasons of drought had depleted the farmers' food reserves weeds deplete the soil the activities of Japanese companies depleting forests in Sarawak he retreated in order to prepare his depleted and exhausted troops for a desperate defence the national squad was depleted by the loss of Carnevale stocks are being depleted quicker than they can be replenished the fund that insures bank deposits is nearly depleted
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