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deindustrialization

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noun de·in·dus·tri·al·i·za·tion \(ˌ)dē-in-ˌdəs-trē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of deindustrialization

  1. :  the reduction or destruction of a nation's or region's industrial capacity

deindustrialize

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1940

First Known Use of deindustrialization

1940


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