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v. de·pre·ci·at·ed, de·pre·ci·at·ing, de·pre·ci·ates
1. To lessen the price or value of: An increase in the supply of money depreciated the currency.
2. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
3. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle. See Synonyms at disparage. See Usage Note at deprecate.
To diminish in price or value: "When issued in excess, as during the Revolution, paper depreciated in value" (Daniel Feller).

[Medieval Latin dēpreciāre, dēpreciāt-, alteration of Latin dēpretiāre : dē-, de- + pretium, price; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

de·pre′cia·ble (-shə-bəl) adj.
de·pre′ci·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.depreciating - tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value; "a depreciating currency"; "depreciatory effects on prices"
decreasing - becoming less or smaller
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