deleverage


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Related to deleverage: Financial leverage, Leverage ratio

de·lev·er·age

 (dē-lĕv′ər-ĭj, -lĕv′rĭj)
v. de·lev·er·aged, de·lev·er·ag·ing, de·lev·er·ag·es
v.intr.
To reduce debt, often by selling assets and using the proceeds to pay creditors.
v.tr.
To reduce the debt of (a corporation, for example).

deleverage

(diːˈlɛvərɪdʒ; -vrɪdʒ)
vb
finance to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital in an organization or (of an organization) to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital
deˈleveraging n
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