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deregulate

[dee-reg-yuh-leyt] /diˈrɛg yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), deregulated, deregulating.
1.
to remove government regulatory controls from (an industry, a commodity, etc.):
to deregulate the trucking industry; to deregulate oil prices.
verb (used without object), deregulated, deregulating.
2.
to undergo deregulation:
Some banks have already started to deregulate.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; de- + regulate
Related forms
deregulation, noun
deregulator, noun
deregulatory
[dee-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /diˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • He has relaxed exchange controls and promised to privatise, deregulate and fight corruption.
  • And biotech's message was loud and clear: deregulate.
  • The goal is not to deregulate, but to allow government to make needed choices.
  • Imagine what would happen if he deregulate the insurance companies.
  • Plans to deregulate gambling were hastily scaled back after howls of outrage.
  • Elsewhere, too, the effort to deregulate faces fierce political opposition.
  • Successive governments have tried and failed to deregulate fuel imports.
  • And the pressure to deregulate labour markets and increase fiscal flexibility will grow.
  • The next step should be to deregulate pension funds and let private managers run them.
  • Governments have also failed to deregulate services, which would help to spur domestic demand.
British Dictionary definitions for deregulate

deregulate

/diːˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove regulations or controls from
Derived Forms
deregulation, noun
deregulator, noun
deregulatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for deregulate
v.

1963, back-formation from deregulation. Related: Deregulated; deregulating.

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