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deleveraging

[dee-lev-er-ij-ing, ‐lee-ver‐]
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noun
  1. the act or process of paying off or reducing debt; a decreasing of financial leverage.
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deleverage

[dee-lev-er-ij, ‐lee-ver‐]
verb (used without object), de·lev·er·aged, de·lev·er·ag·ing.
  1. to decrease financial leverage by paying off debt: Their balance sheet significantly improved after they deleveraged.
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verb (used with object), de·lev·er·aged, de·lev·er·ag·ing.
  1. to reduce the debt of: He drastically deleveraged the company to make it profitable.
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noun
  1. an instance of this: The economic crisis has forced a deleverage.
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deleverage

verb
  1. finance (of an organization) to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital
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