de·​val·​u·​ate | \(ˌ)dē-ˈval-yə-ˌwāt, -yü-ˌāt\

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plans to devaluate the peso

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The country's currency, the Real, was devaluated by 10% and the national stock market, Bovespa, temporarily halted trading when the implications against Temer were made public. Flora Charner, CNN, "Artists and activists call for Brazilian President to resign," 28 May 2017

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First Known Use of devaluate

1898, in the meaning defined above

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to express warning or disapproval

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