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denationalize

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