de capitalise


verb (used with object), decapitalized, decapitalizing.
to deprive of capital; discourage capital formation; withdraw capital from: The government decapitalized industry with harsh tax policies.
Also, especially British, decapitalise.

1870–75; de- + capitalize

decapitalization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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