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disinvest

[dis-in-vest] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈvɛst/
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in disinvestment.
verb (used with object)
2.
to subject (capital goods) to disinvestment.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; dis-1 + invest
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  • Commit to these goals and emotionally disinvest in other things.
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British Dictionary definitions for disinvest

disinvest

/ˌdɪsɪnˈvɛst/
verb (economics)
1.
(usually foll by in) to remove investment (from)
2.
(intransitive) to reduce the capital stock of an economy or enterprise, as by not replacing obsolete machinery
Derived Forms
disinvestment, noun
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