denationalize

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From French dénationaliser.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈnæʃ(ə)nəlaɪz/

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denationalize (third-person singular simple present denationalizes, present participle denationalizing, simple past and past participle denationalized) (American spelling, Oxford British English)

  1. (transitive) To transfer the control and ownership of an industry from government to private hands; to privatize.
  2. (transitive) To strip of nationhood; to cease to recognise, or allow to exist, as a nation.

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