Word forms: denationalizes
Definitionsregional note: in BRIT, also use denationalise
To denationalize an industry or business means to transfer it into private ownership so that it is no longer owned and controlled by the state. [old-fashioned, business] [V n] ⇒ The government started to denationalize financial institutions. [V n] ⇒ Eventually Sunderland Shipbuilders was denationalised.
) uncountable noun ⇒ ...the denationalisation of industry.
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