verb (used with object), depersonalized, depersonalizing.
to make impersonal.
to deprive of personality or individuality: a mechanistic society that is depersonalizing its members.
Also, especially British, depersonalise.

1865–70; de- + personalize Unabridged
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depersonalize or depersonalise (dɪˈpɜːsnəˌlaɪz)
1.  to deprive (a person, organization, system, etc) of individual or personal qualities; render impersonal
2.  to cause (someone) to lose his sense of personal identity
[C19: from de- + personal + -ize]
depersonalise or depersonalise
[C19: from de- + personal + -ize]

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Example sentences
It's awkward for both of you, but a bit of the edge might be taken off if you can depersonalize the moment by deploying song.
They cause people to depersonalize their political enemies.
It can depersonalize situations that require personal interaction.
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