Definition of deleveraging in English:


Line breaks: de|lev¦er|aging
Pronunciation: /diːˈliːv(ə)rɪdʒɪŋ
, diːˈlɛv(ə)rɪdʒɪŋ/


[mass noun] Finance
The process or practice of reducing the level of one’s debt by rapidly selling one’s assets.
More example sentences
  • 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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