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deculturate

[ dee-kuhl-chuh-reyt ]
/ diˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt /
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verb (used with object), de·cul·tur·at·ed, de·cul·tur·at·ing.

to cause the loss or abandonment of culture or cultural characteristics of (a people, society, etc.).

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Origin of deculturate

de·cul·tur·a·tion, noun
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