disinvestment


noun

  1. the withdrawal of invested funds or the cancellation of financial aid, subsidies, or investment plans, as in a property, neighborhood, or foreign country.
n.

1938, first recorded in writings of J.M. Keynes, from dis- + investment. The verb disinvest in this sense is a back-formation attested from 1961. Related: Disinvested; disinvesting.

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