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de·val·ue(dē-văl′yo͞o) also de·val·u·ate (-văl′yo͞o-āt′)
v. de·val·ued, de·val·u·ing, de·val·ues also de·valu·at·ed or de·val·u·at·ing or de·val·u·ates
1. To lessen or cancel the value of.
2. To lower the exchange value of (a currency) by lowering its gold equivalency.
To lower the exchange value of a currency by lowering its gold equivalency.
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v. -val•ued, -val•u•ing. v.t.
1. to set a lower exchange value on (a currency).
2. to divest of value.v.i.
3. to undergo devaluation.
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Past participle: devaluated
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|Verb||1.||devaluate - remove the value from; deprive of its value|
|2.||devaluate - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"|
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
depreciate - lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
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