disinvest(redirected from disinvests)
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1. (Economics) (usually foll by in) to remove investment (from)
2. (Economics) (intr) to reduce the capital stock of an economy or enterprise, as by not replacing obsolete machinery
to engage in disinvestment.
Past participle: disinvested
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|Verb||1.||disinvest - deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights"|
dethrone - remove a monarch from the throne; "If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned"
|2.||disinvest - reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); "The company decided to divest"; "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property"; "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"|
|3.||disinvest - remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"|
discase, disrobe, strip down, uncase, undress, strip, unclothe, peel - get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"