Definition of divestiture in English:

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Pronunciation: /dīˈvestəˌCH(o͝o)ər/ Pronunciation: /dəˈvestəˌCH(o͝o)ər/
(also divesture /-ˈvesCHər/ /-CHo͝or/)


The action or process of selling off subsidiary business interests or investments: the divestiture of state-owned assets
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  • McGann said at the conference that the options were a merger or a divestiture.
  • Rather than regard corporate units as parts of a coherent whole, investors began to demand the divestiture of poorly performing assets.
  • Having started this trend, we've gone through a lot of acquisitions and divestitures over a two-year period.


Early 17th century: from medieval Latin divestit- 'divested' (from the verb divestire) + -ure.

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Syllabification: di·vest·i·ture

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