[ dee-soh-shuh-lahyz ]
/ diˈsoʊ ʃəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), de·so·cial·ized, de·so·cial·iz·ing.
to remove from a customary social environment: Imprisonment desocializes the inmates.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, de·so·cial·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM desocializede·so·cial·i·za·tion, noun
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