[ dee-ster-uh-lahyz ]
/ diˈstɛr əˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), de·ster·i·lized, de·ster·i·liz·ing.
to utilize an idle fund or commodity, as when a nation issues currency against gold previously unused.
Also especially British, de·ster·i·lise.
Related formsde·ster·i·li·za·tion, noun
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