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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
1915-1920
1915-20; de- + value
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British Dictionary definitions for devalued

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 devalued

devalue

v.

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

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