de•reg•u•latePronunciation: (dē-reg'yu-lāt"), [key]
—v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to remove government regulatory controls from (an industry, a commodity, etc.): to deregulate the trucking industry; to deregulate oil prices.
to undergo deregulation: Some banks have already started to deregulate.
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