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liquidate

verb [T]  /ˈlɪk·wɪˌdeɪt/ us  
to sell your investments or property to make them available in the form of money: Investors have started to liquidate their mutual funds. Someone who liquidates a business closes it and sells what it owns.
liquidation
noun [U]  /ˌlɪk·wɪˈdeɪ·ʃən/ us  
The company was forced into liquidation.
Translations of “liquidate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 關閉, 清算,清盤…
in Russian ликвидировать (предприятие)…
in Turkish (iş) tasfiye etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关闭, 清算,清盘…
in Polish likwidować…
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