devalue

[ dee-val-yoo ]
/ diˈvæl yu /
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verb (used with object), de·val·ued, de·val·u·ing.

to deprive of value; reduce the value of.
to fix a lower value on (a currency).

verb (used without object), de·val·ued, de·val·u·ing.

to undergo devaluation: The currency has devalued at a rapid rate.

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Also devaluate.

Origin of devalue

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + value
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British Dictionary definitions for devalue

devalue

devaluate (diːˈvæljuːˌeɪt)

/ (diːˈvæljuː) /

verb -values, -valuing, -valued, -valuates, -valuating or -valuated

to reduce (a currency) or (of a currency) be reduced in exchange value
(tr) to reduce the value or worth of (something)
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