Definition of drawdown noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdrɔːdaʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɔːdaʊn//
    [countable, uncountable] drawdown (on something)
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  1. 1the act of reducing a supply of something that has been created over a period of time; the amount used The cold winter has led to a larger-than-expected drawdown on oil stocks. the annual summer drawdown on the reservoirs After the Cold War there was a drawdown of military forces.
  2. 2(finance) the act of using money that is available to you; the amount used a drawdown of cash from the company’s reserves The first drawdown on the loan will be at the end of next month. The interest rate is fixed at drawdown.
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