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demonetize

[ dee-mon-i-tahyz, -muhn- ]
/ di藞m蓲n 瑟藢ta瑟z, -藞m蕦n- /
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verb (used with object), de路mon路e路tized, de路mon路e路tiz路ing.
to divest (a monetary standard or the like) of value.
to withdraw (money or the like) from use.
to deprive (an issue of postage stamps) of validity by legal methods and without marking the stamps themselves.
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Also especially British, de路mon路e路tise .

Origin of demonetize

From the French word d茅mon茅tiser, dating back to 1850鈥55. See de-, monetize

OTHER WORDS FROM demonetize

de路mon路e路ti路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demonetize

demonetize

demonetise

/ (di藧藞m蕦n瑟藢ta瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to deprive (a metal) of its capacity as a monetary standard
to withdraw from use as currency

Derived forms of demonetize

demonetization or demonetisation, noun
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