Denationalizing
Denationalize De*na"tion*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denationalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denationalizing}.] [Cf. F. d['e]nationaliser.] 1. To divest or deprive of national character or rights. [1913 Webster]

Bonaparte's decree denationalizes, as he calls it, all ships that have touched at a British port. --Cobbett. [1913 Webster]

An expatriated, denationalized race. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

2. to change (something, as an industry or business) from state to private ownership or control; as, the British denationalization of steel.

Syn: privatize, denationalise. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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