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deposit

[dih-poz-it] /dɪˈpɒz ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to place for safekeeping or in trust, especially in a bank account:
He deposited his paycheck every Friday.
2.
to give as security or in part payment.
3.
to deliver and leave (an item):
Please deposit your returned books with the librarian.
4.
to insert (a coin) in a coin-operated device:
Deposit a quarter and push the button.
5.
to put, place, or set down, especially carefully or exactly:
She deposited the baby in the crib.
6.
to lay or throw down by a natural process; precipitate:
The river deposited soil at its mouth.
verb (used without object)
7.
to be placed, inserted, precipitated, left for safekeeping, given as security or in partial payment, etc.
noun
8.
money placed in a bank account or an instance of placing money in a bank account.
9.
anything given as security or in part payment:
The boy returned the bottle and got his five-cent deposit back. They made a deposit on the house and signed a ten-year mortgage.
10.
anything laid away or entrusted to another for safekeeping:
A large deposit of jewels was stolen from the hotel safe.
11.
a place for safekeeping; depository.
12.
something precipitated, delivered and left, or thrown down, as by a natural process:
a deposit of soil.
13.
the natural sediment of wine in a bottle.
14.
a coating of metal deposited on something, usually by an electric current.
15.
a natural accumulation or occurrence, especially of oil or ore:
a mountain range with many rich deposits of gold.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin dēpositus laid down, past participle of dēpōnere; see depone
Related forms
predeposit, noun, verb
redeposit, verb, noun
subdeposit, noun
superdeposit, noun
undeposited, adjective
Synonyms
1. bank, save, store. 15. lode, vein, pocket.
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Examples from the web for deposited
  • He can look at a steep face of sandstone and see in it the fossilized ripples that the current deposited on the bed of the river.
  • Because of an administrative error, my stipend that summer was deposited two weeks late.
  • We sat close together at a round wooden table on which he deposited two cell phones.
  • Either way, those funds get deposited back into the banking system and show up as excess reserves.
  • These get deposited on the surface of the material in a thin layer.
  • New bearer cheques could be withdrawn against what had been deposited, subject to strict ceilings.
  • Once inside the box, the mosquito is sucked downwards by a fan and deposited neatly into a pool of water.
  • The leader of the group earlier walked into park headquarters and deposited a severed deer head on the counter.
  • It is emitted through smokestacks and deposited in rain and snow, often making its way into the water.
  • Seeds deposited in the bank will be preserved by the cold, certainly for hundreds and perhaps even thousands of years.
British Dictionary definitions for deposited

deposit

/dɪˈpɒzɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put or set down, esp carefully or in a proper place; place
2.
to entrust for safekeeping; consign
3.
to place (money) in a bank or similar institution in order to earn interest or for safekeeping
4.
to give (money) in part payment or as security
5.
to lay down naturally; cause to settle: the river deposits silt
noun
6.
  1. an instance of entrusting money or valuables to a bank or similar institution
  2. the money or valuables so entrusted
7.
money given in part payment or as security, as when goods are bought on hire-purchase See also down payment
8.
a consideration, esp money, given temporarily as security against loss of or damage to something borrowed or hired
9.
an accumulation of sediments, mineral ores, coal, etc
10.
any deposited material, such as a sediment or a precipitate that has settled out of solution
11.
a coating produced on a surface, esp a layer of metal formed by electrolysis
12.
a depository or storehouse
13.
on deposit, payable as the first instalment, as when buying on hire-purchase
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin dēpositāre, from Latin dēpositus put down
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Word Origin and History for deposited

deposit

v.

1620s, from Latin depositus, past participle of deponere "lay aside, put down, deposit," also used of births and bets, from de- "away" (see de-) + ponere "to put" (see position). Related: Deposited; depositing.

n.

1620s, from Latin depositum, from deponere (see deposit (v.)). Geological sense is from 1781; monetary sense is from 1737.

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deposited in Medicine

deposit de·pos·it (dĭ-pŏz'ĭt)
v. de·pos·it·ed, de·pos·it·ing, de·pos·its

  1. To lay down or leave behind by a natural process.

  2. To become deposited; settle.

n.
  1. An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.

  2. A sediment or precipitate that has settled out of a solution.

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deposited in Science
deposit
  (dĭ-pŏz'ĭt)   
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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