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desegregate

[ dee-seg-ri-geyt ]
/ diˈsɛg rɪˌgeɪt /
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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

First recorded in 1950–55; de- + segregate
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British Dictionary definitions for desegregate

desegregate
/ (diːˈsɛɡrɪˌɡeɪt) /

verb
to end racial segregation in (a school or other public institution)

Derived forms of desegregate

desegregation, noundesegregationist, noun, adjective
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