depot

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From French dépôt, from Old French depost, from Medieval Latin dēpositum, from Latin, participle of dēpōnō, dēpōnere.

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depot (plural depots)

  1. A storage facility, in particular, a warehouse.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200: 
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
  2. (US) A bus or railway station.
  3. A place where military recruits are assembled before being sent to active units.
  4. (card games) The tableau; the area where cards can be arranged in solitaire or patience games.

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depot f, m (plural depots, diminutive depotje n)

  1. a depot, a storage warehouse
  2. a compound