verb (used with object), de·pro·fes·sion·al·ized, de·pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to remove from professional control, influence, manipulation, etc.
  2. to cause to appear or become unprofessional; discredit or deprive of professional status: a campaign to deprofessionalize the nation's doctors.
Also especially British, de·pro·fes·sion·al·ise.

Origin of deprofessionalize

First recorded in 1880–85; de- + professionalize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018