transitive verb

(ˈ)dē¦kəlchəˌrāt also də̇ˈk-
: to deprive of culture or cultural attainments
some tribes are extinct, some deculturated, and some relatively undisturbedMan

Word History


de- + culture entry 1 + -ate

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“Deculturate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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