Adjective "depletions" definition and examples

(Depletions may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dɪˈpliːʃn/

Definitions and examples

noun

Reduction in the number or quantity of something.
  1. '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.'
  2. 'Some crops such as corn are very heavy feeders so moving it from place to place prevents rapid depletion of the soil.'
  3. 'The depletion of mangroves has also affected the fish wealth of the State.'

More definitions

1. to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of: The fire had depleted the game in the forest. Extravagant spending soon depleted his funds.

More examples(as adjective)

"runnings can be depletions."

Origin

(deplete)