verb (used with object)
to remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in: jobs being deskilled by automation.

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deskill (diːˈskɪl)
1.  to mechanize or computerize (a job or process) to such an extent that little human skill is required to do it
2.  to cause (skilled persons or a labour force) to work at a job that does not utilize their skills

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Example sentences
Technology increases the skill demands of many manufacturing jobs, but may deskill some clerical work.
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