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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depletion  \De*ple"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]pl['e]tion.] 
  1.  The  act  of  depleting  or  emptying. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  the  act  or  process  of  diminishing  the  quantity  of 
  fluid  in  the  vessels  by  bloodletting  or  otherwise;  also 
  excessive  evacuation,  as  in  severe  diarrhea. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depletion 
  n  1:  the  act  of  decreasing  something  markedly 
  2:  the  state  of  being  depleted 




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