Definition of deleveraging in English:


Syllabification: de·lev·er·ag·ing
Pronunciation: /dēˈlevərijiNG, dēˈlēv-


  • The process or practice of reducing the level of one’s debt by rapidly selling one’s assets.
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    • In late February, management detailed a deleveraging campaign intended to return the company to investment-grade credit status by 2005.
    • No deleveraging of any consequence has yet taken place in the US corporate sector; borrowing in fact, has continued unabated.
    • Now, however, it looks like we could be in the early stage of a deleveraging process.



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