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decapitalize

[dee-kap-i-tl-ahyz] /diˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), decapitalized, decapitalizing.
1.
to deprive of capital; discourage capital formation; withdraw capital from:
The government decapitalized industry with harsh tax policies.
Also, especially British, decapitalise.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; de- + capitalize
Related forms
decapitalization, noun
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