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depreciatory

[ dih-pree-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -pree-shuh- ]
/ dɪˈpri ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈpri ʃə- /
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adjective

tending to depreciate.

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Also de·pre·ci·a·tive [dih-pree-shee-ey-tiv, -shuh-tiv]. /dɪˈpri ʃiˌeɪ tɪv, -ʃə tɪv/.

Origin of depreciatory

First recorded in 1795–1805; depreciate + -ory1
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