decapitalize

decapitalize

(diːˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz) or

decapitalise

vb (tr)
1. (Economics) to make difficult to have or to take away stock or wealth from
2. to downgrade (a city) from the position of capital city
3. (Grammar) to alter the capitalization, usually from an initial capital letter to a lower-case letter, in a written statement