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verb [transitive] deposit pronunciation in British English /dɪˈpɒzɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydeposit
he/she/itdeposits
present participledepositing
past tensedeposited
past participledeposited
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  1. 1
    formal to put or leave something somewhere
    They deposited their suitcases at the hotel.
  2. 2
    to pay money into a bank account
    Billions of dollars are deposited in banks every day.
  3. 4
    if a substance is deposited in the soil or in rock, it gradually gathers there and forms a layer
    These sediments were deposited by floods thousands of years ago.

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