devaluate devaluate  /dɪ ˈvæl ju ˌeɪt/


  1. (v) remove the value from; deprive of its value
  2. (v) lose in value



  1. When governments begin to welsh, devaluate and expropriate, capital flees.
  2. This proposes to devaluate all the world's currencies between 20 and 33%.
  3. Under his new currency powers the President was already free to flex that ratio 50% and thus devaluate the dollar.


  • "I can understand some countries' moves to raise exports. But what I cannot understand is that they devaluate their own currencies while pushing for the appreciation of other currencies," Wen said, calling it protectionism.
    on Mar 14, 2010 By: Wen Jiabao Source: Hindustan Times

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