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 (dē-mŏn′ĭ-tīz′, -mŭn′-)
tr.v. de·mon·i·tized, de·mon·i·tiz·ing, de·mon·i·tiz·es
1. To divest (a coin, for example) of monetary value.
2. To stop using (a metal) as a monetary standard.

[French démonétiser : dé-, away from (from Old French de-; see de-) + Latin monēta, coin; see money.]

de·mon′e·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demonetization - ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
monetisation, monetization - establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country


[diːˌmʌnɪtaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ndesmonetización f
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