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DEPLETION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depletion mean? 

DEPLETION (noun)
  The noun DEPLETION has 2 senses:

1. the act of decreasing something markedly
2. the state of being depleted

  Familiarity information: DEPLETION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPLETION (noun)


Sense 1depletion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of decreasing something markedly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("depletion" is a kind of...):

decrease; diminution; reduction; step-down (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depletion"):

consumption; expenditure; using up (the act of consuming something)

exhaustion (the act of exhausting something entirely)

drain (a gradual depletion of energy or resources)


Sense 2depletion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being depleted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("depletion" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depletion"):

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)


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