deskill

[ dee-skil ]
/ diˈskɪl /

verb (used with object)

to remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in: jobs being deskilled by automation.

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Origin of deskill

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British Dictionary definitions for deskill

deskill
/ (diːˈskɪl) /

verb (tr)

to mechanize or computerize (a job or process) to such an extent that little human skill is required to do it
to cause (skilled persons or a labour force) to work at a job that does not utilize their skills

Derived forms of deskill

deskilling, noun
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