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depreciate: Meaning and Definition of

de•pre•ci•ate

Pronunciation: (di-prē'shē-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to reduce the purchasing value of (money).
  2. to lessen the value or price of.
  3. to claim depreciation on (a property) for tax purposes.
  4. to represent as of little value or merit; belittle.
—v.i.
  1. to decline in value.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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