verb (used with object)

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

Origin of deskill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for deskill


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 Formsdeskilling, noun
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