de-skill

verb
\ ˌdē-ˈskil How to pronounce de-skill (audio) \
de-skilled; de-skilling; de-skills

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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“De-skill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de-skill. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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