Definition of depletion:
drop-off, deficiency, attenuation, dent, step-down, strong, devitalization, depression, decline, emptiness, impoverishment, diminution, fall, abatement, drop, enervation, debilitation, enfeeblement, consumption, falloff.
- decrease (part of speech: noun)
- loss (part of speech: noun)
The ability of Captain John Smith, who succeeded to the presidency of the council in the fall of 1608, to impose his strong will upon the inhabitants of the peninsula, and to exert such a great influence upon the course of events is explained, in part, by the depletion of ranks and the demoralization of spirit caused among them by the dreadful toll of disease.- "Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699", Thomas P. Hughes.
- "The Campaign of Chancellorsville", Theodore A. Dodge.
- "The Trade Union Woman", Alice Henry.