HyperDic: retrenchment

English > 2 senses of the word retrenchment:
NOUNartifactretrenchmententrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
actretrenchment, curtailment, downsizingthe reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
retrenchment > pronunciation
Soundsriytreh'nchmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > retrenchment: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningentrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense.
Broaderentrenchment, intrenchmentAn entrenched fortification
English > retrenchment: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable.
Synonymscurtailment, downsizing
Broadereconomy, savingAn act of economizing
Spanishahorro, racionalización de gastos, reducción, restricción
Catalanreducció
Verbsretrenchmake a reduction, as in one's workforce
retrenchtighten one's belt

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