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Leveraged

Describing the amount of debt that has been used to finance activities. A company with much more debt than equity is generally called "highly leveraged." Many analysts consider too much leverage to be unhealthy, but many firms use leverage in order to expand operations.

leveraged

Of, relating to, or being an investment situation for which borrowed funds are used. A highly leveraged investor or firm is in a relatively risky position if interest rates rise or if the investment yields are disappointingly low.