Reduction in the number or quantity of something: the depletion of the ozone layer
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- Responding to major depletions of marine fish populations and other wildlife killed in the process of fishing, marine conservation groups became a force in national and international environmental policy.
- The ship's refrigeration and air conditioning plants are designed to achieve no ozone depletion.
- To get back to what I said earlier about the depletion of the national sheep flock, I have one or two more instances to highlight.
exhaustion, using up, use, consumption, expending, expenditure;
draining, emptying, sapping, milking;
reduction, decrease, dwindling, diminution, lessening, lowering, attenuation, impoverishment
Words that rhyme with depletionaccretion, Capetian, completion, concretion, deletion, Diocletian, excretion, Grecian, Helvetian, repletion, Rhodesian, secretion, suppletion, Tahitian, venetian
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