verheizen

(ver verb)

Meanings

1.
to burn up
(In the literal sense of burning wood or coal or something. There's a notion of "depleting" a resource that could be used better.)
2.
to burn out, to use up
(The figurative sense of fully depleting someone because you can replace them easily. The opposite of "sustainable" management. Also in the context of military, for cannon fodder.)

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