depersonalize

[dee-pur-suh-nl-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), de·per·son·al·ized, de·per·son·al·iz·ing.

to make impersonal.
to deprive of personality or individuality: a mechanistic society that is depersonalizing its members.

Also especially British, de·per·son·al·ise.

Origin of depersonalize

First recorded in 1865–70; de- + personalize
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British Dictionary definitions for depersonalize

depersonalize

depersonalise

verb (tr)

to deprive (a person, organization, system, etc) of individual or personal qualities; render impersonal
to cause (someone) to lose his sense of personal identity

Word Origin for depersonalize

C19: from de- + personal + -ize
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