declass

verb

de·​class (ˌ)dē-ˈklas How to pronounce declass (audio)
declassed; declassing; declasses

transitive verb

: to remove from a class
especially : to assign to a lower social status

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of declass was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Declass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/declass. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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