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deregulate

[ dee-reg-yuh-leyt ]
/ di藞r蓻g y蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路reg路u路lat路ed, de路reg路u路lat路ing.
to remove government regulatory controls from (an industry, a commodity, etc.): to deregulate the trucking industry; to deregulate oil prices.
verb (used without object), de路reg路u路lat路ed, de路reg路u路lat路ing.
to undergo deregulation: Some banks have already started to deregulate.
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Origin of deregulate

An Americanism dating back to 1960鈥65; de- + regulate

OTHER WORDS FROM deregulate

de路reg路u路la路tion [dee-reg-yuh-ley-shuhn], /di藢r蓻g y蓹藞le瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounde路reg路u路la路tor, nounde路reg路u路la路to路ry [dee-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee], /di藞r蓻g y蓹 l蓹藢t蓴r i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deregulate

deregulate
/ (di藧藞r蓻伞j蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to remove regulations or controls from

Derived forms of deregulate

deregulation, nounderegulator, nounderegulatory, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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