deregulate

[dee-reg-yuh-leyt]
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:
1960–65, Americanism; de- + regulate

deregulation, noun
deregulator, noun
deregulatory [dee-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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deregulate (diːˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to remove regulations or controls from
 
deregu'lation
 
n
 
de'regulator
 
n
 
de'regulatory
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

deregulation
1963, from de- + regulation.

deregulate
1964, back formation from deregulation.
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Example sentences
Combined with worldwide deregulation, these generational changes have given the
  consumer more services at lower costs.
More of a case of deregulation, more pollution, milking society for all it is
  worth.
Our commitment is to better regulation, not deregulation for the sake of it.
So it is with the road to deregulation in the euro zone's economies.
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