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build-down

[bild-doun] /ˈbɪldˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; by analogy with buildup
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