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devalue

[dee-val-yoo] /diˈvæl yu/
verb (used with object), devalued, devaluing.
1.
to deprive of value; reduce the value of.
2.
to fix a lower value on (a currency).
verb (used without object), devalued, devaluing.
3.
to undergo devaluation:
The currency has devalued at a rapid rate.
Also, devaluate.
Origin of devalue
1915-1920
1915-20; de- + value
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  • If they really decide to devalue, then Whitely and me, we go ahead and put every cent we got into Swiss gold.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
British Dictionary definitions for devalue

devalue

/diːˈvæljuː/
verb -values, -valuing, -valued, -valuates, -valuating, -valuated
1.
to reduce (a currency) or (of a currency) be reduced in exchange value
2.
(transitive) to reduce the value or worth of (something)
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Word Origin and History for devalue
v.

1918, a back-formation from devaluation. Related: Devalued; devaluing.

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