de-fund

defund

[dee-fuhnd]
verb (used with object)
1.
to withdraw financial support from, especially as an instrument of legislative control: Many university programs were defunded by the recent government cutbacks.
2.
to deplete the financial resources of: The cost of the lawsuit defunded the company's operating budget.

Origin:
de- + fund

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