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devaluate Line breaks: de|valu¦ate
Pronunciation: /diːˈvaljʊeɪt/

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Definition of devaluate in English:


[with object]
Reduce or underestimate the worth or importance of: the pound was devaluated further during the year
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  • If China devaluates its currency 10%, the total revenue from this product will decrease by 10%.
  • This denigration can take the form of devaluating the characters' intelligence through infantilization.
  • When the person in a relationship is devaluated, then the sense of self is also of low esteem and worthlessness.

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