Meaning of “deregulate” in the English Dictionary

"deregulate" in British English

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(Definition of “deregulate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deregulateverb [ T ]

us /diˈreɡ·jəˌleɪt/

to remove government controls or rules from a business or other activity

deregulation
noun [ U ] us /diˌreɡ·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/

The president’s advisors recommend further banking-industry deregulation.

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"deregulate" in Business English

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deregulateverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdiːˈreɡjəleɪt/ us ECONOMICS, POLITICS

to remove government controls or rules from a business or other activity:

That state has had success in deregulating its electricity market.
The explosion in budget air travel began when the industry was deregulated in 1992.
deregulated
adjective [ before noun ]

Things are very different in today's deregulated labour market.
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(Definition of “deregulate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)