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denationalize


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Denationalize  \De*na"tion*al*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Denationalized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Denationalizing}.]  [Cf.  F. 
  d['e]nationaliser.] 
  To  divest  or  deprive  of  national  character  or  rights. 
 
  Bonaparte's  decree  denationalizes,  as  he  calls  it  all 
  ships  that  have  touched  at  a  British  port.  --Cobbett. 
 
  An  expatriated,  denationalized  race.  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  denationalize 
  v  :  put  under  private  control  or  ownership;  "The  steel  industry 
  was  denationalized"  [ant:  {nationalize}] 




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