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deleveraging

[dee-lev-er-ij-ing, ‐lee-ver‐] /diˈlɛv ər ɪdʒ ɪŋ, ‐li vər‐/
noun
1.
the act or process of paying off or reducing debt; a decreasing of financial leverage.

deleverage

[dee-lev-er-ij, ‐lee-ver‐] /diˈlɛv ər ɪdʒ, ‐li vər‐/
verb (used without object), deleveraged, deleveraging.
1.
to decrease financial leverage by paying off debt:
Their balance sheet significantly improved after they deleveraged.
verb (used with object), deleveraged, deleveraging.
2.
to reduce the debt of:
He drastically deleveraged the company to make it profitable.
noun
3.
an instance of this:
The economic crisis has forced a deleverage.
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British Dictionary definitions for deleveraging

deleverage

/diːˈlɛvərɪdʒ; -vrɪdʒ/
verb
1.
(finance) (of an organization) to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital
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