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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.
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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
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1. a lowering of water surface level, as in a well.
2. a reduction or depletion.
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ADMA Biologics announced earlier that it has elected to draw-down $27.5M from its existing credit agreement with Perceptive Advisors and each of the company and Perceptive Advisors entered into an amendment to the original credit agreement, providing for an upsized, additional funding tranche commitment by Perceptive Advisors available to ADMA upon the achievement of the United States Food and Drug Administration approval of Bivgam.
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'If the draw-down continues, we may reach critical levels by June,' Badilla added in Filipino, though he noted the decreased water levels in dams was normal during summer.
This could be through a lump sum withdrawal beyond the 25% tax-free provision; taking an income through flexi-access income draw-down; or income in excess of the limit in capped draw-down.
Last year, Montgomeryshire's AM, Russell George, convened a meeting with representatives from Natural Resources Wales, the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water to discuss the matter and following the meeting, it was agreed that a review of draw-down procedures for both Llyn Clywedog and Lake Vyrnwy would take place.
"Remember that only the first 25% of any pension pot draw-down is tax-free, so factor in paying income tax on the rest and avoid pushing yourself into a higher tax bracket "Consider bite-size chunks of funding to gradually build your business, add necessary equipment and support cash-flow - each draw-down then qualifies for 25% tax free.
In addition, Hercules received a warrant exercisable for a total of 194,986 shares of Celsion's common stock at a per share exercise price of USD3.59, with 50% immediately exercisable and the remaining 50% exercisable upon Hercules' funding of this USD5m draw-down. The Hercules warrant will expire 25 November 2018.
"Now that we have an improved understanding of the mechanisms for carbon draw-down we are better placed to understand the effects of changing climate and future carbon absorption by the ocean," stated Dr Sallee.
The Prime Minister said as the draw-down of the NATO and ISAF forces gets underway, Pakistan wanted to facilitate the process in the interest of regional peace and stability.
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BRITAIN is on course for the planned draw-down of combat troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the Defence Secretary said yesterday.
should yet be a draw-down of strategic member stocks in view of the Libyan