disinvest

[ dis-in-vest ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈvɛst /

verb (used without object)

to engage in disinvestment.

verb (used with object)

to subject (capital goods) to disinvestment.

Nearby words

  1. disinterest,
  2. disinterested,
  3. disintermediation,
  4. disintoxication,
  5. disinvent,
  6. disinvestment,
  7. disinvite,
  8. disinvolvement,
  9. disjasked,
  10. disject

Origin of disinvest

First recorded in 1620–30; dis-1 + invest

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British Dictionary definitions for disinvest

disinvest

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈvɛst) /

verb economics

(usually foll by in) to remove investment (from)
(intr) to reduce the capital stock of an economy or enterprise, as by not replacing obsolete machinery
Derived Formsdisinvestment, noun

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