[ dee-pur-suh-nl-ahyz ]
/ diˈpɜr sə nlˌaɪz /
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.
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Also especially British, de·per·son·al·ise .
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British Dictionary definitions for depersonalize
/ (dɪˈpɜːsnəˌlaɪz) /
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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