deregulate

[ dee-reg-yuh-leyt ]
/ diˈrɛg yəˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), de·reg·u·lat·ed, de·reg·u·lat·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·reg·u·lat·ed, de·reg·u·lat·ing.

to undergo deregulation: Some banks have already started to deregulate.

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Origin of deregulate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM deregulate

de·reg·u·la·tion, nounde·reg·u·la·tor, nounde·reg·u·la·to·ry [dee-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /diˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deregulate

deregulate
/ (diːˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) to remove regulations or controls from

Derived forms of deregulate

deregulation, nounderegulator, nounderegulatory, adjective
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