depletion depletion  /dɪ ˈpli ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of decreasing something markedly
  2. (n) the state of being depleted

Usage(s):

  1. More important it is likely that the domestic depletion allowance will be abolished or substantially reduced.
  2. Certain that depletion was politically unsupportable in the face of soaring oil-company profits and that its repeal would eventually pass in some form.
  3. Only the depletion allowance, they say, keeps them hunting and keeps oil prices from soaring.

News

  • Satellite data will be essential to future of groundwater, flood and drought management

    New satellite imagery reveals that several areas across the US are all but certain to suffer water-related catastrophes, including extreme flooding, drought and groundwater depletion. A new report underscores the urgent need to address these current and rapidly emerging water issues at the national scale in the U.S.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. Clinton told students that while they are graduating in a "culturally diverse and creative time," they also face a world marred by "inequality, insecurity, and - because of climate change and resource depletion - unsustainability."
    on May 19, 2007 By: Bill Clinton Source: USA Today

  2. "That's just the league, unfortunately," Giants halfback Tiki Barber said of the changes. "It takes one thing. For the Cowboys, it was Tony Romo providing a spark. For us, it's a depletion of some of our talent."
    on Dec 2, 2006 By: Tiki Barber Source: Forbes

  3. "Sudan's tragedy is not just the tragedy of one country in Africa," said Achim Steiner, executive director of the UNEP in a statement. "It is a window to a wider world underlining how issues such as uncontrolled depletion of natural resources...
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Achim Steiner Source: Canoe.ca

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