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Meaning of AMORTIZE

Pronunciation:  'amur`tIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  liquidate gradually

AMORTIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: amortise
 See Also: liquidate, pay off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*mor"tize\, v. t. [OE. amortisen, LL. amortisare,
admortizare, F. amortir to sell in mortmain, to extinguish;
L. ad + mors death. See {Mortmain}].
1. To make as if dead; to destroy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. (Law) To alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a
   corporation. See {Mortmain}.

3. To clear off or extinguish, as a debt, usually by means of
   a sinking fund.

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