demarcate


de·mar·cate

verb \di-ˈmär-ˌkāt, ˈdē-ˌ\

: to show the limits or edges of (something)

de·mar·cat·edde·mar·cat·ing

Full Definition of DEMARCATE

transitive verb
1
:  delimit
2
:  to set apart :  distinguish <demarcate teachers as mentor, master and model teachers based on their level of education — Shanay Cadette>
de·mar·ca·tion \ˌdē-ˌmär-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of DEMARCATE

  1. The plot of land is demarcated by a low brick wall.
  2. The bounardy between the countries must be clearly demarcated.

Origin of DEMARCATE

back-formation from demarcation, from Spanish demarcación, from demarcar to delimit, from de- + marcar to mark, probably from Italian marcare, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha boundary — more at mark
First Known Use: 1816

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de·mar·cate

transitive verb \di-ˈmär-ˌkāt, ˈdē-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)
de·mar·cat·edde·mar·cat·ing

Medical Definition of DEMARCATE

1
: to mark or determine the limits of
2
: to set apart clearly or distinctly as if by definite limits or boundaries
de·mar·ca·tion also de·mar·ka·tion \ˌdē-ˌmär-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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