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decapitalize

[ dee-kap-i-tl-ahyz ]
/ di藞k忙p 瑟 tl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路cap路i路tal路ized, de路cap路i路tal路iz路ing.
to deprive of capital; discourage capital formation; withdraw capital from: The government decapitalized industry with harsh tax policies.
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鈥淲as鈥 is used for the indicative past tense of 鈥渢o be,鈥 and 鈥渨ere鈥 is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, de路cap路i路tal路ise .

Origin of decapitalize

First recorded in 1870鈥75; de- + capitalize

OTHER WORDS FROM decapitalize

de路cap路i路tal路i路za路tion, noun
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