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denationalize

[ dee-nash-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ di藞n忙蕛 蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路na路tion路al路ized, de路na路tion路al路iz路ing.
to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control.
to deprive of national status, attachments, or characteristics.
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Also especially British, de路na路tion路al路ise .

Origin of denationalize

First recorded in 1800鈥10; de- + nationalize

OTHER WORDS FROM denationalize

de路na路tion路al路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denationalize

denationalize

denationalise

/ (di藧藞n忙蕛蓹n藢la瑟z) /

verb
to return or transfer (an industry, etc) from public to private ownership
to deprive (an individual, people, institution, etc) of national character or nationality

Derived forms of denationalize

denationalization or denationalisation, noun
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