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austerity measures

Definition of austerity measures

  1. :  things done to save money during difficult economic times <The government has announced a series of austerity measures.>



Word by Word Definitions

austerityplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being austere

    :  an austere act, manner, or attitude

    :  an ascetic practice

measureplay measures
  1. :  an adequate or due portion

    :  a moderate degree

    :  moderation, temperance

  1. :  to choose or control with cautious restraint :  regulate

    :  to regulate by a standard :  govern

    :  to allot or apportion in measured amounts


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