Definition of deregulate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    deregulate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌdiˈrɛɡyəˌleɪt//
     
    [often passive]deregulate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deregulate
     
    he / she / it deregulates
     
    past simple deregulated
     
    -ing form deregulating
     
     
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  1. 1to free a trade, a business activity, etc. from rules and controls synonym decontrol
  2. 2 deregulated financial markets
 deregulation
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌrɛɡyəˈleɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
 deregulatory
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˈrɛɡyələˌtɔri//
 
adjective [only before noun] deregulatory reforms
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deregulate