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depletion

n. when a natural resource (particularly oil) is being used up. The annual amount of depletion may, ironically, provide a tax deduction for the company exploiting the resource because if the resource they are exploiting runs out, they will no longer be able to make money from it.

See: consumption, decrement, delinquency, insufficiency, poverty, waste, wear and tear
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The new study, published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that Alzheimer's disease is associated with a depletion of BRCA1 in neurons and that BRCA1 depletion can cause cognitive deficits.
The results of the present study suggest that iron depletion by phlebotomy enhances the beneficial effects of lifestyle changes in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and iron overload (as indicated by elevated serum ferritin levels).
The one major cause of oil depletion is the rate of population growth.
What Obama and the liberal establishment want is for this 15-percent depletion allowance to be repealed so that that revenue can be taxed.
As discussed below, qualification for the bulk sale exception directly affects the taxpayer's ability to use the most advantageous method of calculation for cost depletion.
To help resolve this discrepancy, scientists Andrew Lenton and Nicolas Metzl, along with other researchers, considered the effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, which most previous studies had not included.
6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich has expanded its proteomics offerings with the acquisition of Seppro(R) affinity depletion technology and a library of 700 avian-derived antibodies from GenWay Biotech, Inc.
Depletion from existing fields has accelerated to over four per cent, a rate that currently cuts nearly four million barrels per day out of each year's production.
An appropriate assessment of the reproducibility of albumin depletion data derived from SELDI-TOF MS is important because early studies using this technology were hampered by lack of standardization and reproducibility of protein profiling (20, 21).
Severe depletion of mucosal CD4 T cells in AIDS-free simian immunodeficiency virus-infected sooty mangabeys
Modernity, Pinchbeck argues, is inherently doomed and deserves to be doomed for playing into the detestable human urges of atomistic individualism and ugly greed; it has led to global warming, irreversible and tragic forest depletion, and a rapidly hastening loss of all the resources on which life depends.
But environmental accounting suggests that once you account for the depletion of the natural resources and wear and tear on produced capital goods such as buildings and machinery, the rate of creation of new wealth in net terms might be negative.