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1. The act, process, or result of reducing or depleting: the drawdown of oil supplies; a drawdown of investment capital.
2. A lowering of the water level in a reservoir or other body of water.
3. A reduction of military personnel in a deployment.


1. a depletion or reduction, for example of supplies
2. (Stock Exchange) a continuous decline in an investment or fund, usually expressed as a percentage between its highest and lowest levels
3. (Civil Engineering) the intentional draining of a body of water such as a lake or reservoir, to a given depth
4. (Environmental Science) the intentional draining of a body of water such as a lake or reservoir, to a given depth



1. a lowering of water surface level, as in a well.
2. a reduction or depletion.
References in classic literature ?
And so Hesiod says that oaths touching the matter of love do not draw down anger from the gods: `And thereafter he ordained that an oath concerning the secret deeds of the Cyprian should be without penalty for men.
From now on, stand everybody off and draw down a hundred.
Now, therefore, let us all do as I say; let us bring down the ships that are on the beach and draw them into the water; let us make them fast to their mooring-stones a little way out, against the fall of night--if even by night the Trojans will desist from fighting; we may then draw down the rest of the fleet.
Would you, then, have us draw down our ships into the water while the battle is raging, and thus play further into the hands of the conquering Trojans?
Never, even in the company of his dear friends at Netherfield, or his dignified relations at Rosings, had she seen him so desirous to please, so free from self-consequence or unbending reserve, as now, when no importance could result from the success of his endeavours, and when even the acquaintance of those to whom his attentions were addressed would draw down the ridicule and censure of the ladies both of Netherfield as Rosings.
Reserve on such a point would be not only useless, but draw down treble misery on us all.
5m and there cannot be more than two draw downs during any 30-day period.
There are no minimum requirements on the draw downs in the SEDA agreement.
Certain conditions precedent exist for draw downs, depending on the amount of the loan being incurred to finance an acquisition.
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