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denationalize

verb [T] (UK also denationalise)
 
 
/ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪz/ ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT
to sell a government organization so that it becomes a company: The first attempt to denationalize the national telecoms company had failed. → Compare nationalize, privatize
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