leveraged

adjective lev·er·aged \ ˈle-və-rijd , ˈlē- ; ˈlev-rijd , ˈlēv- \
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of leveraged

1 : having a high proportion of debt relative to equity
2 of the purchase of a company : made with borrowed money that is secured by the assets of the company bought
  • a leveraged buyout

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First Known Use of leveraged

1953




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