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[bild-doun] /ˈbɪldˌdaʊn/
a process for reducing armaments, especially the number of nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., by eliminating several older weapons for each new one that is deployed.
1980-85; by analogy with buildup Unabridged
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build down

Reduce, diminish, as in Owing to increased vigilance, traffic in narcotics is finally building down . This term, the antonym of build up , came into use about 1980 with regard to reducing the stockpile of nuclear weapons and soon was applied more widely.
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