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

Examples of disinvestment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The department was struggling under the weight of years of disinvestment by state lawmakers who an Oregonian/OregonLive investigation showed had taken more political money from corporations, per capita, than anywhere else in the nation. oregonlive, 22 June 2022 The lack of a second grocery store in the area is one of the most visible examples of disinvestment in the community, residents, politicians and researchers say. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, 19 June 2022 Parts of my district are suffering from years of disinvestment, with commercial zones badly in need of redevelopment, some becoming food deserts due to recent grocery store closures. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 This practice, known as ‘redlining,’ institutionalized a two-tiered system of traditional lending and investment in white areas, predatory lending by speculators, and disinvestment in Black areas. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 Chronic disinvestment in public goods has stripped all but the wealthiest schools of resources. Diana Budds, Curbed, 23 July 2021 Innovation happens in our communities, which are challenged by disinvestment. Partners For Rural Transformation, Forbes, 19 May 2022 As the vicious cycle continues and disinvestment persists, more vacant homes create more opportunities for the drug trade to proliferate, residents said. Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 11 May 2022 The government had set an overall disinvestment target of Rs65,000 crore for this financial year. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disinvestment

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Disinvestment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinvestment. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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