Definition of Depletion

1. Noun. The act of decreasing something markedly.

Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminution, Reduction, Step-down
Specialized synonyms: Consumption, Expenditure, Using Up, Exhaustion, Drain
Derivative terms: Deplete



2. Noun. The state of being depleted.
Generic synonyms: Temporary State
Specialized synonyms: Salt Depletion
Derivative terms: Deplete

Definition of Depletion

1. n. The act of depleting or emptying.

Definition of Depletion

1. Noun. the act of depleting, or the state of being depleted; exhaustion ¹

2. Noun. the consumption of a resource faster than it can be replenished ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Depletion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Depletion

1. 1. The act or process of emptying, removal of a fluid, as the blood. 2. Exhausted state which results from excessive loss of blood. Origin: L. Deplere = to empty This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Depletion

deplantation
deplantations
deplanted
deplanting
deplants
depletable
depletant
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depleted
depleted-uranium
depleted uranium
depleter
depleters
depletes
depleting
depletion (current term)
depletion method
depletion response
depletions
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depletives
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depliage
deplication
deplorability
deplorable
deplorableness
deplorably
deploration
deplorations

Literary usage of Depletion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Also an increase of the alpha-MT-induced depletion of the DA stores was seen on ... However, on the non-operated side an increased DA depletion was observed ..."

2. Federal Income Tax, War-profits and Excess-profits Taxes: Including Stamp by George Edwin Holmes (1921)
"Usually the depletion of natural gas properties'should be computed on the ... The gas producer will be expected to compute the depletion as accurately as ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Major global environmental changes significantly affecting health include climate change and ozone depletion, and there is an increasing awareness of the ..."

4. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1918)
"for the market during that period and by a credit to a depletion reserve ... Basis of depletion Charge The amount of the period's depletion charge is ..."

5. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"Another way is by allowing some firms to use the "percentage depletion" method to recover costs rather than the standard "cost ..."

6. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"Thus, depletion of Insolvent Estate Implied.—Thus, first, some portion of the debtor's ... And appropriation without depletion is not sufficient.39 But the ..."

7. Yellow Fever, Considered in Its Historical, Pathological, Etiological, and by René La Roche (1855)
"This practice of local depletion, which was resorted to with decided ... But to a certain, though more limited, extent, local means of depletion must, ..."

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