decapitalize

decapitalize

[dee-kap-i-tl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), decapitalized, decapitalizing.
to deprive of capital; discourage capital formation; withdraw capital from: The government decapitalized industry with harsh tax policies.
Also, especially British, decapitalise.


Origin:
1870–75; de- + capitalize

decapitalization, noun
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