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Definition of devalue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they devalue
    he / she / it devalues
    past simple devalued
    -ing form devaluing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] devalue (something) (against something) (finance) to reduce the value of the money of one country when it is exchanged for the money of another country opposite revalue
  2. 2[transitive] devalue something to give a lower value to something, making it seem less important than it really is Work in the home is often ignored and devalued.
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noun [countable, uncountable] There has been a further small devaluation against the dollar.
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