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devalue

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌdiːˈvæljuː/ ( present participle devaluing, past tense and past participle devalued)
MONEY to make something less valuable, especially a country's money: to devalue the poundValue and price decreasesDeteriorating and making worse
IMPORTANCE to make someone or something seem less important than they really areOf little or less importance
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