de-skill

verb
\ˌdē-ˈskil \

Definition of de-skill 

transitive verb

1 : to reduce the level of skill needed for (a job)

2 : to reduce the level of skill needed for a job by (a worker)

First Known Use of de-skill

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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