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English definition of “divest”


verb [T]    /dɑɪˈvest, dɪ-/
to get rid of an investment , part of a business , etc. by selling : He had encouraged the state to divest such holdings . If you divest yourself of a property , you get rid of it, usually by selling : The company has divested itself of some of its money-losing operations .
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