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deregulateverb [T]

 us   /diˈreɡ·jəˌleɪt/
to ​removegovernmentcontrols or ​rules from a ​business or other ​activity
deregulation
noun [U]  us   /diˌreɡ·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/
The president’s advisors ​recommendfurther banking-industry deregulation.
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deregulateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdiːˈreɡjəleɪt/ ECONOMICS, POLITICS
to ​removegovernmentcontrols or ​rules from a ​business or other ​activity: That ​state has had ​success in deregulating its electricity ​market. The explosion in ​budgetairtravel began when the ​industry was deregulated in 1992.
deregulated
adjective [before noun]
Things are very different in today's deregulated ​labourmarket.
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