Meaning of deregulate

de•reg•u•late

Pronunciation: (dē-reg'yu-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to remove government regulatory controls from (an industry, a commodity, etc.): to deregulate the trucking industry; to deregulate oil prices.
—v.i.
  1. to undergo deregulation: Some banks have already started to deregulate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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