deregulate


deregulate
deregulate de‧reg‧u‧late [ˌdiːˈregjleɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] ECONOMICS
to remove or reduce the number of government controls on a particular business activity, done to make companies work more effectively and to increase competition:

• After internal US flights were deregulated in 1978, the industry quickly became more competitive.

• The pressure to deregulate came from inside the Stock Exchange.

— compare regulate
— deregulated adjective [only before a noun] :

• Competition is intense in the deregulated financial markets.

— deregulation noun [uncountable] :

• The bank industry maintains deregulation has benefited consumers.

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deregulate UK US /ˌdiːˈregjəleɪt/ verb [T] ECONOMICS, POLITICS
to remove government controls or rules from a business or other activity: »

That state has had success in deregulating its electricity market.

»

The explosion in budget air travel began when the industry was deregulated in 1992.

deregulated adjective [before noun]
»

Things are very different in today's deregulated labour market.

Compare REGULATE(Cf. regulate)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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