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liquidationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌlɪkwɪˈdeɪʃən/
LAW, FINANCE a ​situation in which a ​companystopsoperating and ​sells all its ​assets in ​order to ​pay its ​debts: go into liquidation After three ​years of ​heavylosses the ​company went into liquidation with ​debtstotalling £100 million.put sth into liquidation They were ​forced to put the ​company into liquidation in June.
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE a ​situation in which an ​asset is ​sold in ​order to get ​cash: Analysts generally ​regard the liquidation of ​shares by ​corporateinsiders as ​badnews.
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