demassify

or de-mas·si·fy

[dee-mas-uh-fahy]

verb (used with object), de·mas·si·fied, de·mas·si·fy·ing.

to cause (society or a social system) to become less uniform or centralized; diversify or decentralize: to demassify the federal government.
to break (something standardized or homogeneous) into elements that appeal to individual tastes or special interests: to demassify the magazine industry into special-interest periodicals.

Nearby words

  1. demarcative,
  2. demarche,
  3. demark,
  4. demarket,
  5. demarketing,
  6. dematerialize,
  7. dematiaceous,
  8. demavend,
  9. deme,
  10. demean

Origin of demassify


Related formsde·mas·si·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mas·si·fi·er, noun

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