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depreciateverb [T]

us   /dɪˈpri·ʃIˌeɪt, -ˈprɪʃ·i-/
to cause something to lose value, esp. over time: Malawi’s currency was rapidly depreciating.
depreciation
noun [U] us   /dɪˌpri·ʃiˈeɪ·ʃən, -ˌprɪʃ·i-/
The dollar’s depreciation will lead to higher inflation and interest rates, hurting the economy.
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depreciateverb [I or T]

uk   /dɪˈpriː.ʃi.eɪt/ us   /dɪˈpriː.ʃi.eɪt/
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depreciateverb

uk   /dɪˈpriːʃieɪt/ us  
[T] ACCOUNTING, TAX when a company depreciates an asset, such as a piece of equipment, it reduces its value in its accounts over a certain length of time: Machine tools are typically depreciated over seven years.
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[I or T] MONEY, FINANCE if a currency depreciates or is depreciated, it loses value in comparison with other currencies: The government allowed the currency to depreciate by 4% to 5% a year to boost Indonesia's export competitiveness. In the short term the euro is expected to depreciate against the dollar.
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[I] to lose value: The value of a real antique increases over the years, but a reproduction immediately depreciates in value.
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