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declassify

[ dee-klas-uh-fahy ]
/ di藞kl忙s 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), de路clas路si路fied, de路clas路si路fy路ing.
to remove the classification from (information, a document, etc.) that restricts access in terms of secrecy, confidentiality, etc.Compare classification (def. 5).
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Origin of declassify

First recorded in 1860鈥65; de- + classify

OTHER WORDS FROM declassify

de路clas路si路fi路a路ble, adjectivede路clas路si路fi路ca路tion [dee-klas-uh-fi-key-shuhn], /di藢kl忙s 蓹 f瑟藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for declassify

declassify
/ (di藧藞kl忙s瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to release (a document or information) from the security list

Derived forms of declassify

declassifiable, adjectivedeclassification, noun
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