depletion


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

de·ple·tion

 (dĭ-plē′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of depleting.
2. The state of being depleted; exhaustion.
3. The use or consumption of a resource, especially a natural resource, faster than it is replenished.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depletion - the act of decreasing something markedly
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
using up, expenditure, consumption - the act of consuming something
exhaustion - the act of exhausting something entirely
drain - a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"
2.depletion - the state of being depleted
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
salt depletion - loss of salt from the body without replacement (loss by vomiting or profuse perspiration or urination or diarrhea) thus upsetting the electrolyte balance

depletion

depletion

noun
The depletion or sapping of strength or energy:
Translations
إفْراغ، إسْتِنْزاف، نُضوب
vyčerpání
opbrugen
kimerítés
eyîing; rÿrnun

depletion

[dɪˈpliːʃən] N (= reduction) → reducción f, merma f; (= exhaustion) → agotamiento m
the depletion of the ozone layerla rarefacción or destrucción de la capa de ozono

depletion

[dɪˈpliːʃən] n [stock, amount] → diminution f
the depletion of sth → la diminution de qch
ozone depletion → diminution de la couche d'ozone

depletion

n
(= exhausting)Erschöpfung f; (= reduction)Verminderung f, → Verringerung f; (of funds)Verringerung f; (of stock, membership)Abnahme f
(Med) → Mangel m (→ of an +acc)

depletion

[dɪˈpliːʃn] nriduzione f, impoverimento

deplete

(diˈpliːt) verb
to make smaller in amount, number etc. Our supplies of food are rather depleted.
deˈpletion noun

de·ple·tion

n. depleción.
1. acción de vaciar;
2. pérdida o remoción de los líquidos del cuerpo;
___ of body liquidspérdida de líquidos del cuerpo;
fluid ___, dehydrationpérdida de fluido, deshidratación;
potassium ___pérdida de potasio, hipopotasemia;
saline ___pérdida salina.

depletion

n agotamiento
References in classic literature ?
No patient will like it-- certainly not Peacock's, who have been used to depletion.
For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.
ISLAMABAD -- The Sub-Committee of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday expressed concerns over the depletion of fish stock and stressed for joint efforts to improve the production in coastal areas.
The new order wins include Engineering, Procurement & Construction of Saih Nihaydah Depletion Compression Phase 2 (SNDC2) and Kauther Depletion Compression Phase 2 (KDC2) Project.
The first of these is an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) deal for the Saih Nihaydah Depletion Compression Phase 2 (SNDC2) project.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers have shown for the first time that Alzheimer's disease is associated with a depletion of BRCA1 in neurons and that BRCA1 depletion can cause cognitive deficits.
Observations show that the hole -- formed as a result of depletion of the crucial, radiation-shielding ozone layer -- was spread across an area of 10.
Thirty-eight patients (mean age, 54 years) with severe nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and elevated serum ferritin levels (250 ng/ml or higher) were randomly assigned to lifestyle changes plus iron depletion by phlebotomy (n = 21) or to lifestyle changes alone (control group; n = 17).
M2 PHARMA-August 20, 2014-New England Biolabs liceses Genomic Health's technology for depletion of abundant RNAs
Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is ten times worse now than it was 100 years ago, the result of nutrient inflows from the land, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The decline in oil production of a well, oil field, or geographic area can lead to depletion of oil resources.
The mitochondrial DNA deletions and aberrations have been implicated in many peripheral nerve disorders but the lack of a proper model system that gives insights into studying the molecular mechanisms has allowed us to develop an in vitro model that can study the role of mitochondrial DNA depletion in peripheral neuropathy.