shakeout

[sheyk-out]
noun
1.
an elimination or winnowing out of some competing businesses, products, etc., as a result of intense competition in a market of declining sales or rising standards of quality.
2.
a rapid decline in the values of certain securities sold in stock exchanges or the like.

Origin:
1890–95; noun use of verb phrase shake out

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shakeout

noun
an economic condition that results in the elimination of marginally financed participants in an industry; "they glutted the market in order to cause a shakeout of their competitors" 
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The shakeout in travel agencies was particularly vicious.
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