transitive verb
de·​cul·​tur·​ate | \ (ˈ)dē¦kəlchəˌrāt also də̇ˈk- \

Definition of deculturate

: to deprive of culture or cultural attainments some tribes are extinct, some deculturated, and some relatively undisturbedMan

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de- + culture entry 1 + -ate

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“Deculturate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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