devalue

[dee-val-yoo]
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verb (used without object), de·val·ued, de·val·u·ing.
  1. to undergo devaluation: The currency has devalued at a rapid rate.
Also devaluate.

Origin of devalue

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + value
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Historical Examples of devalue

  • If they really decide to devalue, then Whitely and me, we go ahead and put every cent we got into Swiss gold.

    The Common Man

    Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)


British Dictionary definitions for devalue

devalue

devaluate (diːˈvæljuːˌeɪt)

verb -values, -valuing, -valued, -valuates, -valuating or -valuated
  1. to reduce (a currency) or (of a currency) be reduced in exchange value
  2. (tr) to reduce the value or worth of (something)
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Word Origin and History for devalue
v.

1918, a back-formation from devaluation. Related: Devalued; devaluing.

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