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decriminalize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually decriminalise)   /ˌdiːˈkrɪm.ɪ.nə.laɪz/ us  
to stop something from being illegal: the campaign to decriminalize marijuana
decriminalization
noun [U] uk ( UK usually decriminalisation)   /ˌdiː.krɪm.ɪ.nə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌdiː.krɪm.ɪ.nə.ləˈ-/
Translations of “decriminalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使合法化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使合法化…
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