Pronunciation: (dē-nash'u-nl-īz"), [key]
—v.t., -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. Also, esp. Brit.,de•na'tion•al•ise".
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