noun Date: 1918 1. a lowering of a water level (as in a reservoir) 2. a. the process of depleting b. reduction

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  • drawdown — /draw down /, n. 1. a lowering of water surface level, as in a well. 2. a reduction or depletion: a drawdown of weapons in an arms limitation plan. [1780 90, for literal sense; DRAW + DOWN1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • drawdown — /ˈdrɔdaʊn/ (say drawdown) noun 1. Finance the decline, measured from peak to trough, of an investment, fund or commodity. 2. Banking the accessing of funds provided under a borrowing facility. 3. Botany the water or nutrients taken in by the… …   Australian English dictionary

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