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Definition of Depletion

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emptying, exhausting, using up; reduction
Depletion Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
the act or process of diminishing the quantity of fluid in the vessels by bloodletting or otherwise; also excessive evacuation, as in severe diarrhea.
  
(n.)
The act of depleting or emptying.
  
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depletion
\de*ple"tion\ (?), n. [cf. f. déplétion.]
1. the act of depleting or emptying.
2. (med.) the act or process of diminishing the quantity of fluid in the vessels by bloodletting or otherwise; also excessive evacuation, as in severe diarrhea.

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dadlenwad = n. depletion
Derllyddiad = n. depletion
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the act of decreasing something markedly
(hypernym) decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
(hyponym) consumption, using up, expenditure
(derivation) consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
2. the state of being depleted
(hypernym) temporary state
(hyponym) salt depletion
(derivation) consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
Depletion Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
One of the primary constraints of the environment on sociocultural systems. Refers to the limited supplies of natural resources (although the limits are unknowable, that there are limits can be inferred). These limits can often be stretched through the use of technology (see also POLLUTION , and INTENSIFICATION ).
Depletion Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
The subtraction of both tonnage produced and the tonnage lost to mining from identified resources to determine the remaining tonnage as of a certain time.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Fishery Glossary
For renewable resources, the part of the harvest, logging, catch and so forth above the sustainable level of the resource stock; for non-renewable resources, the quantity of resources extracted. United Nations (1997)
FAO
Depletion Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Depletion may refer to:
  • Depletion (accounting), an accounting concept
  • Depletion region, a concept of semiconductor physics
  • Depletion width, a concept of semiconductor physics
  • Grain boundary depletion, a mechanism of corrosion
  • Oil depletion, the declining of oil supply
  • Overdrafting, extracting groundwater beyond the equilibrium yield of an aquifer
  • Ozone depletion, a decline in the total amount of ozone in Earth's stratosphere
  • Resource depletion, the exhaustion of raw materials within a region

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Depletion Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The water consumed within a service area or no longer available as a source of supply; that part of a withdrawal that has been evaporated, transpired, incorporated into crops or products, consumed by man or livestock, or otherwise removed. For agriculture and wetlands, it is the Evapotranspiration of Applied Water (ETAW) (and Evapotranspiration (ET) of flooded wetlands) plus irrecoverable losses. For urban water use, it is the ETAW (water applied to landscaping or home gardens), sewage effluent that flows to a salt sink, and incidental ET losses. For instream use, it is the amount of dedicated flow that proceeds to a salt sink and is not available for reuse.
The withdrawal of water from a ground water source at a rate greater than its rate of recharge, usually over an extended period of several years.
The amount of water that flows into a valley, or onto a particular land area, minus the water that flows out of the valley or off from the particular land area.
That portion of the water supply that is consumptively used.
Depletion Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Depletion Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Removal