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demarcate

[ dih-mahr-keyt, dee-mahr-keyt ]
/ dɪˈmɑr keɪt, ˈdi mɑrˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), de·mar·cat·ed, de·mar·cat·ing.

to determine or mark off the boundaries or limits of: to demarcate a piece of property.
to separate distinctly: to demarcate the lots with fences.

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RELATED WORDS

delimit, detach, divide, separate

Nearby words

demand-side, demandant, demanding, demandingly, demantoid, demarcate, demarcation, demarcative, demarche, demark, demarket

Origin of demarcate

First recorded in 1810–20; back formation from demarcation
Related formsde·mar·ca·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demarcated

demarcate

/ (ˈdiːmɑːˌkeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to mark, fix, or draw the boundaries, limits, etc, of
to separate or distinguish between (areas with unclear boundaries)
Derived Formsdemarcator, noun
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Word Origin and History for demarcated

demarcate


v.

1816, back-formation from demarcation. Related: Demarcated; demarcating.

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