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denationalize

[dee-nash-uh-nl-ahyz] /diˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), denationalized, denationalizing.
1.
to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control.
2.
to deprive of national status, attachments, or characteristics.
Also, especially British, denationalise.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; de- + nationalize
Related forms
denationalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de nationalization

denationalize

/diːˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to return or transfer (an industry, etc) from public to private ownership
2.
to deprive (an individual, people, institution, etc) of national character or nationality
Derived Forms
denationalization, denationalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for de nationalization

denationalize

v.

1807, "to deprive of nationality," from French dénationaliser (said in contemporary English publications to have been coined by Napoleon Buonaparte; denapoleonize was coined shortly thereafter); see de- + nationalize. Meaning "to transfer from national to private ownership" recorded from 1921. Related: Denationalized; denationalization.

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