Definition of deindustrialize in English:

deindustrialize

(also deindustrialise)

verb

[with object]
  • 1Reduce industrial activity or capacity in (a region or economy)

    ‘the city has had a long industrial history but is now being deindustrialized’
    ‘the modern reality of a deindustrialized town’
    1. 1.1no object (of a region or economy) undergo a reduction in industrial activity or capacity.
      ‘manufacturing shifted overseas as the nation deindustrialized’

Pronunciation

deindustrialize

/ˌdiːɪnˈdʌstrɪəlʌɪz/