- to deprive of capital; discourage capital formation; withdraw capital from: The government decapitalized industry with harsh tax policies.
Also especially British, de·cap·i·tal·ise.
Origin of decapitalize
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It has placed a dishonoured general at our head, decapitalised Paris, tried to ruin her commerce.History of the Commune of 1871