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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 denationalise

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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