verb (used with object), de·na·tion·al·ized, de·na·tion·al·iz·ing.
- denatured alcohol,
Origin of denationalize
Examples from the Web for denationalization
This has been quoted against Turgenev as though he meant it literally, and as though it were a confession of denationalization.Old and New Masters|Robert Lynd
But how far is Japan ready and willing to go in this denationalization of herself?The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
Americans are never slow to ridicule the denationalization of New York.Greater Britain|Charles Wentworth Dilke
1807, "to deprive of nationality," from French dénationaliser (said in contemporary English publications to have been coined by Napoleon Buonaparte; denapoleonize was coined shortly thereafter); see de- + nationalize. Meaning "to transfer from national to private ownership" recorded from 1921. Related: Denationalized; denationalization.