(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)

deposit (verb), deposits; deposited; depositing
1. To put or to drop something somewhere: Timmy and Jamie deposited their coats in the closet.
2. To leave something somewhere for safekeeping: Hans and Gretel deposited their valuables in the hotel safe before they went out for the evening.
3. To pay money into an account in a bank or other financial institution: Darla deposited more cash into her savings account in the month of May than she did in April.
4. To give a sum of money as part-payment or security for something: Mr. and Mrs. Johnson deposited the minimum down payment to guarantee that they would get the car the following week.
5.In nature, to leave or to form a layer of sand, sediment, or other substance, as a gradual process in one place, or be left in this way: Christy and Susan could see the layers of silt deposited by the river.
depositary, depository (s) (noun); depositaries, depositories (pl)
depositary (di PAHZ i ter" ee)
The person who receives whatever is to be placed in a safe storage: Henry exercised his functions as a depositary by putting his client's financial documents where they would be secure and readily available when needed.
depository (di PAHZ i tohr" ee)
A facility where things can be placed for storage or safekeeping: Mike placed his money in the bank's night depository.

Each of these terms can correctly be used to refer to a place where something is deposited or left for safekeeping.

A safe deposit box stored in a bank vault is a depository or a depositary.

The term depositary more often refers not to a place for safekeeping, but to a group or even an individual who is entrusted with the preservation of something.

The officers of a bank or the trustees of a museum, for instance, would more likely be depositaries instead of depositories.

deposition (s) (noun), depositions (pl)
1. Having been forced to leave a high office: Mayor Jackson's deposition from office was a result of ill health.
2. A process in which layers of a substance have formed gradually over a period of time; especially, matter by a natural process: The cut in the road revealed several depositions of soil that had been laid down over the centuries.
3. Something that has been placed in a safe, secure place; such as, in a safe or in a bank: Helena made sure that the deposition of the company payroll was properly completed.
4. In law, a testimony under oath; especially, a statement by a witness that is written down or recorded for use in a court of law at some later date: The lawyer, Mr. Clint, met with Steven, his client, in the hospital in order to take his deposition for the upcoming court appearance he would attend when he was physically able to do it.
depravation (dep" ruh VAY shuhn) (s) (noun), depravations (pl)
1. In medicine, a deterioration or a change for the worse: The depravations of sleep resulted in the Robert's health getting worse.
2. That which is bad or morally corrupt: The depravation of Mr. Moore, the politician, was revealed and ended his career as a leading member of his political party.
deprave (di PRAYV) (verb), depraves; depraved; depraving
1. To make evil or morally bad or having a corrupting influence on someone: The TV program was taken off the air because many viewers were calling in complaining that it was depraving and corrupting their children.
2. To change for the worse; especially, morally; to corrupt or to pervert: Some talk-show hosts don't seem to realize how they have depraved their words with disgusting and unacceptable vulgarism.
depraved (di PRAVD) (adjective), more depraved, most depraved
1. Marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good: Rebecca's depraved life style resulted in the court taking her two children, Susan and Tim, away from her and putting them in a foster home.
2. Having shown great moral corruption or wickedness: Jack, the killer, had a depraved disregard for human life.

Judge Smith declared that Alice with her depraved behavior would no longer be allowed to have any more contacts with young teenagers.

depravedly (adjective), more depravedly, most depravedly
In a wicked or immoral manner: On TV, Jane, the hotel maid, accused the man of depravedly forcing her to commit sexual acts.
depravedness (s) (noun) (no plural form)
The state, or condition, of being illegal, immoral, or evil: The depravedness of the novel promoted dishonesty and immorality; so, it was removed from the library.
depravement (s) (noun), depravements (pl)
1. A condition in which someone speaks ill of, maligns, or reviles another person: During the trial, the man's wife, Anita, testified about his depravements; including being a liar about his immoral relations with other women.
2. That which is bad or worse: The depravement of the administrators of the newspaper was revealed by Sam, one of its reporters.
depraver (s) (noun), depravers (pl)
Anyone who speaks ill of or who maligns another person or others: The reporter of the local newspaper was accused of being a depraver of those who did not agree with his political viewpoints.
depravity (s) (noun), depravities (pl)
1. A state, or condition, of moral corruption: Earl's autobiography revealed a life of wickedness and depravity.
2. A morally corrupt or wicked act or acts: Mrs. Jackson was fired because of her depravities with a boy in one of her classes.
deprecate (DEP ri kayt") (verb), deprecates; deprecated; deprecating
1. To protest, to express strong disapproval of, or to make a condemnation of something or somebody: The city spokesman deprecates the use of violence as done by some demonstrators.

The townspeople deprecated the new exhibit at the art museum because it was so negative about religions.

2. To belittle, to deplore: Everett, you should not deprecate your own worth to the community because you have done so much to help homeless people.

There are many who deprecate the use of public money for what they consider to be nonessential purposes.

3. Etymology: from Latin de-, "away" + precari "to pray, to request" from which we also get pray and prayer. Originally, it meant "to pray for deliverance from something unfavorable".

To express strong disapproval of someone or something.
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deprecation (s) (noun), deprecations (pl)
1. Disapproval of or the minimization of something or someone: There was considerable deprecation regarding the use of company funds for political purposes.

Elaine said she didn't mean to deprecate Dudley's accomplishments as an author, but there weren't very many who purchased his book.

2. A prayer meant to avert or to remove some evil or disaster: Adam had deprecations in his nightly prayers to God to help people who were caught in the tornado.
deprecative (adjective), more deprecative, most deprecative
1. Given to expressing disapproval or tending to diminish or to disparage a person or some action.
2. A reference to the removal or the averting of some evil by means of prayer.
deprecatory (noun), more deprecatory, most deprecatory
1. Characterized by a tendency to diminish or to disparage: Deprecatory remarks were made by her husband about the book that she purchased.
2. A reference to expressing disapproval or criticism.
3. Mildly uncomplimentary; especially, of oneself.