Meaning of denationalize

de•na•tion•al•ize

Pronunciation: (dē-nash'u-nl-īz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control.
  2. to deprive of national status, attachments, or characteristics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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