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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.
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To make impersonal; to deprive of personality or individuality.
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The Task Force further denounced the notion of gestation as a "service" because it depersonalizes
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