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Drain power during strike (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

deplete

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Here is my best explanation:

'drain' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'power during strike' is the wordplay.
'power' becomes 'p'.
'during' is an insertion indicator.
'strike' becomes 'delete'.
'p' placed into 'delete' is 'DEPLETE'.

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