deprofessionalize

[ dee-pruh-fesh-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˌdi prəˈfɛʃ ə nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), de·pro·fes·sion·al·ized, de·pro·fes·sion·al·iz·ing.

to remove from professional control, influence, manipulation, etc.
to cause to appear or become unprofessional; discredit or deprive of professional status: a campaign to deprofessionalize the nation's doctors.

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Also especially British, de·pro·fes·sion·al·ise .

Origin of deprofessionalize

First recorded in 1880–85; de- + professionalize

Words nearby deprofessionalize

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