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desegregate

verb de·seg·re·gate \(ˌ)dē-ˈse-gri-ˌgāt\

: to end a policy that keeps people of different races apart : to end a policy of segregation

Full Definition of DESEGREGATE

transitive verb
:  to eliminate segregation in; specifically :  to free of any law, provision, or practice requiring isolation of the members of a particular race in separate units
intransitive verb
:  to become desegregated
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Examples of DESEGREGATE

  1. efforts to desegregate the town's buses
  2. Eventually the city's schools desegregated.

First Known Use of DESEGREGATE

1944

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DESEGREGATE Defined for Kids

desegregate

verb de·seg·re·gate \dē-ˈse-gri-ˌgāt\
de·seg·re·gat·edde·seg·re·gat·ing

Definition of DESEGREGATE for Kids

:  to end by law the separation of members of different races <desegregate schools>

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