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deregulate

[dee-reg-yuh-leyt] /diˈrɛg yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), deregulated, deregulating.
1.
to remove government regulatory controls from (an industry, a commodity, etc.):
to deregulate the trucking industry; to deregulate oil prices.
verb (used without object), deregulated, deregulating.
2.
to undergo deregulation:
Some banks have already started to deregulate.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; de- + regulate
Related forms
deregulation, noun
deregulator, noun
deregulatory
[dee-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /diˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for deregulation
  • Combined with worldwide deregulation, these generational changes have given the consumer more services at lower costs.
  • More of a case of deregulation, more pollution, milking society for all it is worth.
  • Our commitment is to better regulation, not deregulation for the sake of it.
  • So it is with the road to deregulation in the euro zone's economies.
  • Brave too would be any politician who proposed deregulation as a solution to a public-sector problem.
  • Other developing countries have also used them to experiment with deregulation.
  • He vowed to persist with deregulation of the oil sector.
  • It would also mean deregulation of service industries, whose elevated charges raise exporters' costs.
  • There has been deregulation, to lengthen shopping hours and to coax the long-term unemployed back into work.
  • In the medium term, its best policy is to press ahead with structural reforms and deregulation.
British Dictionary definitions for deregulation

deregulate

/diːˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove regulations or controls from
Derived Forms
deregulation, noun
deregulator, noun
deregulatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for deregulation
deregulation
1963, from de- + regulation.
deregulate
1964, back formation from deregulation.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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