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

Definition of deculturate


  1. :  to deprive of culture or cultural attainments some tribes are extinct, some deculturated, and some relatively undisturbed — Man

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Origin and Etymology of deculturate

de- + 1culture + -ate

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to criticize severely

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