[ dee-soh-shuh-lahyz ]

verb (used with object),de·so·cial·ized, de·so·cial·iz·ing.
  1. to remove from a customary social environment: Imprisonment desocializes the inmates.

Origin of desocialize

First recorded in 1885–90; de- + socialize
  • Also especially British, de·so·cial·ise .

Other words from desocialize

  • de·so·cial·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023