depletion

Definition

The using up of a natural resource.

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The depletion of the resource was unexpected so we had to find another way to generate the energy we needed.

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The depletion was going on faster and faster and I figured we would run out of it very soon, if we were not careful.

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My company's iron ore mine is facing severe difficulties because we have taken out so much iron ore that the mine is suffering from depletion.

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