desocialize

[ dee-soh-shuh-lahyz ]
/ diˈsoʊ ʃəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), de·so·cial·ized, de·so·cial·iz·ing.

to remove from a customary social environment: Imprisonment desocializes the inmates.
Also especially British, de·so·cial·ise.

Origin of desocialize

First recorded in 1885–90; de- + socialize

Related forms

de·so·cial·i·za·tion, noun
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