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deculturate

[ dee-kuhl-chuh-reyt ]
/ diˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt /

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.).

Nearby words

decubital, decubitus, decubitus calculus, decubitus paralysis, decubitus ulcer, deculturate, deculture, decuman, decumbent, decuple, decurion

Origin of deculturate

Related formsde·cul·tur·a·tion, noun
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