Predicate: deplete

Roleset id: deplete.01 , to use up or empty out, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

deplete.01: DEPLETE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'deplete' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from deplete.01-v predicate notes) DEPLETION-N NOTES: (from depletion.01-n)


depletion (n.)
deplete (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: user, emptier, agent (vnrole: 10.6-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: source depleted (vnrole: 10.6-theme)
        Arg2-DIR: depleted of, thing removed (vnrole: 10.6-source)

Example: all arguments

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        The earlier use of incentives depleted the market of `` scavengers '' for bargain-basement 1989 cars , he said [0] [*T*-1].

        Arg0: The earlier use of incentives
        Rel: depleted
        Arg1: the market
        Arg2: of `` scavengers '' for bargain-basement 1989 cars

Example: transitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: infinitive

        If [*-2] passed [*-1]by the voters , the recently announced initiative would phase out major pesticides , reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40 % , ban new offshore drilling , ban chemicals-1 thought [*]-1 to deplete the ozone layer , and create a new state environmental officer armed [*] with a $ 40 million [*U*] budget [0] [*] to sue any firm or agency [0] he thinks [0] [*T*-4] is being too dirty [*T*-3] .

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: deplete
        Arg1: the ozone layer

Example: arg2- ozone

        As an employee of a major refrigerator and freezer manufacturer , I have been heavily involved in dealing with the political manifestations of the Rowland - Molina theory -LRB- named after the researchers who found in 1974 that chlorofluorocarbons contributed to the depletion of ozone in the earth 's atmosphere -RRB- and the Montreal Protocol .

        Rel: depletion
        Arg2: of ozone in the earth's atmosphere