de-nationalize

denationalize

[dee-nash-uh-nl-ahyz]
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:
1800–10; de- + nationalize

denationalization, noun
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denationalize or denationalise (diːˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
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
 
denationalise or denationalise
 
vb
 
denationali'zation or denationalise
 
n
 
denationali'sation or denationalise
 
n

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