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Meaning of deprofessionalize

de•pro•fes•sion•al•ize

Pronunciation: (dē"pru-fesh'u-nl-īz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to remove from professional control, influence, manipulation, etc.
  2. to cause to appear or become unprofessional; discredit or deprive of professional status: a campaign to deprofessionalize the nation's doctors.
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