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1. A cutting down or back; reduction.
2. A curtailment of expenses.
The act of consolidating one's strength, as for further efforts.
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1. (Banking & Finance) the act of reducing expenditure in order to improve financial stability
2. (Fortifications) an extra interior fortification to reinforce outer walls
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1. the act of retrenching; a cutting down or off, as by the reduction of expenses.
2. an interior work within a fortification, to which a garrison may retreat.
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|Noun||1.||retrenchment - entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense|
|2.||retrenchment - the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable|
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noun cutback, cuts, economy, reduction, pruning, contraction, cost-cutting, rundown, curtailment, tightening your belt a need for economic retrenchment
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