HyperDic: depletion

English > 2 senses of the word depletion:
NOUNactdepletionthe act of decreasing something markedly
statedepletionthe state of being depleted
depletion > pronunciation
Soundsdihpliy'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > depletion: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of decreasing something markedly.
Narrowerconsumption, using up, expenditureThe act of consuming something
drainA gradual depletion of energy or resources
exhaustionThe act of exhausting something entirely
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
Spanishdisminución, reducción
Catalandisminució, reducció
Verbsdepleteuse up (resources or materials)
English > depletion: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being depleted.
Narrowersalt depletionLoss of salt from the body without replacement (loss by vomiting or profuse perspiration or urination or diarrhea) thus upsetting the electrolyte balance
Broadertemporary stateA state that continues for a limited time
Verbsdepleteuse up (resources or materials)

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