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disinvest

verb dis·in·vest \(ˌ)dis-in-ˈvest\

finance : to take your money out of an area, industry, company, etc., by selling property, shares, or stock

Full Definition of DISINVEST

intransitive verb
:  to reduce or eliminate capital investment (as in an industry or area)

Examples of DISINVEST

  1. Several companies have disinvested from the country to protest its human rights policies.

First Known Use of DISINVEST

1945

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