- 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.
Origin of demarcate
First recorded in 1810–20; back formation from demarcation
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Examples from the Web for demarcated
Rather, Israel borders four different states; it has demarcated and defined borders with two, Egypt and Jordan.Yousef Munayyer Responds to His Critics
March 30, 2012
Let us next consider how the area is demarcated from the surrounding regions.Modern Geography
Marion I. Newbigin
On the other side, it is demarcated from the region in which impulse is a law unto itself.Human Nature and Conduct
These were demarcated by various landmarks, crosses, holy images, etc.; and "the bounds" were beaten every year.German Culture Past and Present
Ernest Belfort Bax
It is not likely that new difficulties will arise on this side, although the boundary has not been demarcated.The Pacification of Burma
Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
The boundaries of the state were demarcated, disarmament was carried out, and the construction of roads was pushed forward.
- to mark, fix, or draw the boundaries, limits, etc, of
- to separate or distinguish between (areas with unclear boundaries)
Word Origin and History for demarcated
1816, back-formation from demarcation. Related: Demarcated; demarcating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper