Definition of deregulate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

deregulate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deregulate
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪt//
 
he / she / it deregulates
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪts//
 
past simple deregulated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪtɪd//
 
past participle deregulated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form deregulating
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈreɡjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
Economy
 
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[often passive] deregulate something to free a trade, a business activity, etc. from rules and controls synonym decontrol deregulated financial markets See related entries: Economy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deregulate