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denationalize

verb [T] uk (UK usually denationalise)   /ˌdiːˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ /ˌdiːˈnæʃ.nə.laɪz/ us  
to change an industry from being publicly owned to being privately ownedMergers and takeovers
denationalization
noun [C or U] uk (UK usually denationalisation)   /diːˌnæʃ.ə n.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-əˈ-/
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