English

Question

Based on the following sentence, what is the meaning of the word deplete?

The algae deplete the oxygen supply in the ecosystem, so there is less oxygen available for the fish.

A.increase
B.reduce
C.provide
D.create

2 Answer

  • The answer would be ┬áB- Reduce because it says "Less" and reduce means take away.
  • The meaning of the word deplete is (b) Reduce.

    Explanation:

    The given sentence is-

    "The algae deplete the oxygen supply in the ecosystem, so there is less oxygen available for the fish"

    It is through basic English that we understand that depleting oxygen leads to less availability. This means that the availability has reduced.

    Therefore, the correct answer is (b) reduce.

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