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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amortize  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amortize 
  v  :  liquidate  gradually  [syn:  {amortise}] 




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