depletion

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See also: déplétion

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Borrowed from Latin depletio, depletionem, from depleō.

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depletion (countable and uncountable, plural depletions)

  1. The act of depleting, or the state of being depleted; exhaustion.
  2. The consumption of a resource faster than it can be replenished.
  3. (medicine, archaic) The act of relieving congestion or plethora, by purging, blood-letting, or reduction of the system by abstinence.

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