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deindustrialize

or de-in路dus路tri路al路ize

[ dee-in-duhs-tree-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藢di 瑟n藞d蕦s tri 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路in路dus路tri路al路ized, de路in路dus路tri路al路iz路ing.
to cause to lose industrial capability or strength; make less industrial in character or emphasis.
to deprive (a conquered nation) of the means or potential for industrial growth.
verb (used without object), de路in路dus路tri路al路ized, de路in路dus路tri路al路iz路ing.
to lose industrial capability or character; become deindustrialized.
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Also especially British; de路in路dus路tri路al路ise .

Origin of deindustrialize

First recorded in 1880鈥85; de- + industrialize

OTHER WORDS FROM deindustrialize

de路in路dus路tri路al路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deindustrialize

deindustrialize

deindustrialise

/ (藢di藧瑟n藞d蕦str瑟蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to reduce the importance of manufacturing industry in the economy of (a nation or area)
(intr) (of a nation or area) to undergo reduction in the importance of manufacturing industry in the economy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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