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Definition of "collateralized" [collateralized]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of collateralize. (verb)
  • Secured by a pledge of collateral. (adjective)

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Use "collateralized" in a sentence
  • "And as Arianna Huffington has often commented, we are now a country that makes things up: speculation in collateralized debt obligations and mortgage-backed securities nearly led to the collapse of our economy in 2008."
  • "You can invest in collateralized commodities futures and make money off of inflation, if you believe it worthwhile."
  • "And it begs the question: Why didn't Dodd-Frank do more to limit banks 'use of things like repo markets, in which banks take out short-term collateralized loans?"