[ dee-lev-er-ij-ing, ‐lee-ver‐ ]
/ diˈlɛv ər ɪdʒ ɪŋ, ‐li vər‐ /
the act or process of paying off or reducing debt; a decreasing of financial leverage.
Definition for deleveraging (2 of 2)
[ dee-lev-er-ij, ‐lee-ver‐ ]
/ diˈlɛv ər ɪdʒ, ‐li vər‐ /
verb (used without object), de·lev·er·aged, de·lev·er·ag·ing.
to decrease financial leverage by paying off debt: Their balance sheet significantly improved after they deleveraged.
verb (used with object), de·lev·er·aged, de·lev·er·ag·ing.
to reduce the debt of: He drastically deleveraged the company to make it profitable.
an instance of this: The economic crisis has forced a deleverage.
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Examples from the Web for deleveraging
Who bore the brunt of deleveraging during the Great Recession?
In an ideal world, we could spend vast sums of federal dollars to balance out the impact of deleveraging in the private sector.
British Dictionary definitions for deleveraging
/ (diːˈlɛvərɪdʒ, -vrɪdʒ) /
finance (of an organization) to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital
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