verb (used with object), de·seg·re·gat·ed, de·seg·re·gat·ing.
to eliminate racial segregation in: to desegregate all schools.
verb (used without object), de·seg·re·gat·ed, de·seg·re·gat·ing.
to eliminate racial segregation; to integrate at an institutional level members of different communities without regard to skin color.
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Origin of desegregate
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Attempting to desegregate Dar Ul Hijra, known in law enforcement circles as “the 9/11 mosque,” is significant.
to end racial segregation in (a school or other public institution)
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1948, back-formation from desegregation. Related: Desegregated; desegregating.
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