Definition of deregulate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

deregulate

verb
/ˌdiˈrɛɡyəˌleɪt/
 
[often passive] deregulate something
 
to free a trade, a business activity, etc. from rules and controls
synonym decontrolderegulated financial markets deregulation
/ˌdiˌrɛɡyəˈleɪʃn/
 
noun [uncountable]
deregulatory
/ˌdiˈrɛɡyələˌtɔri/
 
adjective [only before noun]deregulatory reforms
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