dis·​in·​vest·​ment | \ ˌdis-in-ˈves(t)-mənt How to pronounce disinvestment (audio) \

Definition of disinvestment

: consumption of capital also : the withdrawing of investment

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The city has also suffered from chronic disinvestment from the state. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Trenton Grieves After a Shooting at Event That Was ‘a Beacon’," 18 June 2018 The city can rightly blame decades of disinvestment by the federal government for the general state of disrepair. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "New York City’s Worst Landlord? It Might Be the City," 13 June 2018 Many of them back the boycott, sanctions and disinvestment campaign against Israel. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, "Turkey’s Rise Sparks New Friendship Between Israel and Greece," 21 July 2018 Conditions in the city’s public housing projects have deteriorated after years of disinvestment, prompting a federal investigation into health and safety conditions there. WSJ, "NYCHA to Open Land to Developers to Raise $3 Billion for Fixes," 12 Dec. 2018 Race also played an important factor in the disinvestment, said Hilary Botein, a professor of public affairs at Baruch College who has taught the history of Nycha. New York Times, "After Years of Disinvestment, City Public Housing Is Poised to Get U.S. Oversight," 1 June 2018 The candidate has since come out against the Jewish state and supported organizations that campaign for boycott, disinvestment, and sanctions against Israel. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Socialist NY Senate candidate challenged over claims of being an immigrant, Jewish," 27 Aug. 2018 However, Quicken's success has had an outsized impact on Detroit, which is recovering from decades of disinvestment and a 2013-2014 municipal bankruptcy. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "How Dan Gilbert has made Quicken Loans thrive in mortgage industry," 31 May 2018 Roughly bordered by Lake Michigan on the east, 60th Street on the north, King Drive on the west and 67th Street on the south, Woodlawn has been battered by successive blows of white flight, disinvestment, gang violence and the Great Recession. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "The dilemma of development: Will Obama center hurt those it's supposed to help?," 2 Mar. 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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