denazify

[ dee-nah-tsuh-fahy, -nat-suh- ]
/ diˈnɑ tsəˌfaɪ, -ˈnæt sə- /

verb (used with object), de·na·zi·fied, de·na·zi·fy·ing.

to rid of Nazism or Nazi influences.

Origin of denazify

First recorded in 1940–45; de- + Nazi + -fy

Related forms

de·na·zi·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denazify

denazify

/ (diːˈnɑːtsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to free or declare (people, institutions, etc) freed from Nazi influence or ideology

Derived Forms

denazification, noun
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