Hollowing out

Portuguese translation: esvaziamento

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English term or phrase:Hollowing out
Portuguese translation:esvaziamento
Entered by: Teresa Borges

18:34 Nov 2, 2013
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Government / Politics / NSA spying
English term or phrase: Hollowing out
Estou a traduzir um artigo para ser publicado numa revista especializada. A expressão em causa aparece no texto por duas vezes:

"These begin with the hollowing out of basic democratic control mechanisms"

(...)

"The fact that U.S. social media companies are effectively making common cause with the American government, in systematically hollowing out any rights of privacy of European citizens, provides us with a potent tool."
Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 23:01
esvaziamento
Explanation:
Sugg.

Verb 1. hollow out - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"

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Note added at 3 mins (2013-11-02 18:38:10 GMT)
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esvaziamento:

transitivo direto e pronominal
5 Derivação: sentido figurado.
retirar a significação, o relevo de (alguma coisa)
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MLeiria
Portugal
Local time: 23:01
Grading comment
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hollowing out
esvaziamento


Explanation:
Sugg.

Verb 1. hollow out - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"

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Note added at 3 mins (2013-11-02 18:38:10 GMT)
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esvaziamento:

transitivo direto e pronominal
5 Derivação: sentido figurado.
retirar a significação, o relevo de (alguma coisa)

MLeiria
Portugal
Local time: 23:01
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Obrigada!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Estamos de acordo porque foi o termo que utilizei. Obrigada!


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