Pronunciation: (dē"pru-fesh'u-nl-īz"), [key]
—v.t., -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. Also, esp. Brit.,de"pro•fes'sion•al•ise".
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