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retrenchment

  
  
contraction, cost-cutting, curtailment, cut, cutback, economy, pruning, reduction, rundown, tightening one's belt  
  
Antonyms     
   expansion, investment  
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retrenchment

  
  ( retrenchments    plural  ) Retrenchment means spending less money.  
FORMAL      n-var  
Defense planners predict an extended period of retrenchment.     

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