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depletion Line breaks: de|ple¦tion
Pronunciation: /dɪˈpliːʃn/

Definition of depletion in English:


[mass noun]
Reduction in the number or quantity of something: the depletion of the ozone layer
More example sentences
  • 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;
reduction, decrease, dwindling, diminution, lessening, lowering, attenuation, impoverishment
informal bleeding

Words that rhyme with depletion

accretion, Capetian, completion, concretion, deletion, Diocletian, excretion, Grecian, Helvetian, repletion, Rhodesian, secretion, suppletion, Tahitian, venetian
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