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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: depositus, past participle of deponere; DEPOSE

deposit

2 verb
     
deposit2
1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition] formal to put something down in a particular place:
The female deposits her eggs directly into the water.
2 [transitive] to leave a layer of a substance on the surface of something, especially gradually:
As the river slows down, it deposits a layer of soil.
3 [transitive] to put money or something valuable in a bank or other place where it will be safe
deposit something in something
You are advised to deposit your valuables in the hotel safe.
deposit something with somebody/something
The dollars are then deposited with banks outside the USA.

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