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depersonalize

(dē-pûr′sə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. depersonal·ized, depersonal·izing, depersonal·izes
1. To deprive of individual character or a sense of personal identity: a large corporation that depersonalizes its employees.
2. To render impersonal: depersonalize an interview.

de·per′son·al·i·za′tion (-sə-nə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

depersonalize

(dē-pĕr′sŏn-ăl-īz″)
To make impersonal; to deprive of personality or individuality.
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