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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: amortir, from Vulgar Latin admortire 'to deaden', from Latin ad- 'to' + mors 'death'

amortize

verb
     
Related topics: Loans
a‧mor‧tize also amortise British English [transitive]
BFL technical to pay a debt by making regular payments
amortization noun [uncountable and countable]

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