disinvestment

[dis-in-vest-muhnt]
noun
the withdrawal of invested funds or the cancellation of financial aid, subsidies, or investment plans, as in a property, neighborhood, or foreign country.

Origin:
1935–40; disinvest + -ment

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disinvest (ˌdɪsɪnˈvɛst)
 
vb
1.  (usually foll by in) to remove investment (from)
2.  (intr) to reduce the capital stock of an economy or enterprise, as by not replacing obsolete machinery
 
disin'vestment
 
n

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disinvestment
1938, first recorded in writings of J.M. Keynes.
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Example sentences
Disinvestment is not always the right way or method of doing things.
In general, the housing in this neighborhood suffers from disinvestment.
Population loss is often regarded as a proxy for disinvestment in an area.
Demolitions along the right-of-way continued the work that disinvestment had
  started.
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