deposit

[ dih-poz-it ]
/ dɪˈpɒz ɪt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be placed, inserted, precipitated, left for safekeeping, given as security or in partial payment, etc.

noun

Origin of deposit

1615–25; < Latin dēpositus laid down, past participle of dēpōnere; see depone
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British Dictionary definitions for deposit

deposit

/ (dɪˈpɒzɪt) /

verb (tr)

noun

Word Origin for deposit

C17: from Medieval Latin dēpositāre, from Latin dēpositus put down
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Medicine definitions for deposit

deposit

[ dĭ-pŏzĭt ]

v.

To lay down or leave behind by a natural process.
To become deposited; settle.

n.

An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.
A sediment or precipitate that has settled out of a solution.
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Science definitions for deposit

deposit

[ dĭ-pŏzĭt ]

An accumulation or layer of solid material, either consolidated or unconsolidated, left or laid down by a natural process. Deposits include sediments left by water, wind, ice, gravity, volcanic activity, or other agents. A layer of coal formed over many years through the decomposition of plant material is also a deposit.
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