[ dee-val-yoo-eyt ]
/ diˈvæl yuˌeɪt /

verb (used with or without object), de·val·u·at·ed, de·val·u·at·ing.


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Origin of devaluate

First recorded in 1895–1900; de- + value + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020