[ 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.


Nearby words

  1. deportation,
  2. deportee,
  3. deportment,
  4. deposal,
  5. depose,
  6. deposit account,
  7. deposit money,
  8. deposit slip,
  9. depositary,
  10. deposition

Origin of deposit

1615–25; < Latin dēpositus laid down, past participle of dēpōnere; see depone

1. bank, save, store. 15. lode, vein, pocket.

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Examples from the Web for re-deposited

  • This re-deposited tufa has been the subject of some controversy.

    Old Rome|Robert Burn

British Dictionary definitions for re-deposited


/ (dɪˈpɒzɪt) /

verb (tr)


Word Origin for deposit

C17: from Medieval Latin dēpositāre, from Latin dēpositus put down

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Word Origin and History for re-deposited
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Medicine definitions for re-deposited


[ dĭ-pŏzĭt ]


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


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 re-deposited


[ 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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