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Etymology

From banca rotta, which refers to an out-of-business bank, having its bench physically broken. Money lenders in Northern Italy originally did business in open areas, or big open rooms, with each lender working from his own bench or table.

Adjective

bankrupt (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
bankrupt

Comparative
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  1. That is formally declared unable to pay its creditors.

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Verb

Infinitive
to bankrupt

Third person singular
bankrupts

Simple past
bankrupted

Past participle
bankrupted

Present participle
bankrupting

to bankrupt (third-person singular simple present bankrupts, present participle bankrupting, simple past and past participle bankrupted)
  1. (transitive) To cause to become bankrupt; to make bankrupt.

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