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leveraged

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adjective lev·er·aged \ˈle-və-rijd, ˈlē-; ˈlev-rijd, ˈlēv-\

Definition of leveraged

  1. 1 :  having a high proportion of debt relative to equity

  2. 2 of the purchase of a company :  made with borrowed money that is secured by the assets of the company bought <a leveraged buyout>



1953

First Known Use of leveraged

1953




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