de·​na·​zi·​fy | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈnät-si-ˌfī How to pronounce denazify (audio) , -ˈnat- \
denazified; denazifying

Definition of denazify

transitive verb

: to rid of Nazism and its influence

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denazification \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌnät-​si-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce denazify (audio) , -​ˌnat-​ \ noun

Examples of denazify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Captain Nowalsky, an American lawyer charged with denazifying Berlin, had also established the only Jewish orphanage in Berlin. Keren Blankfeld, New York Times, "Bela, the Forgotten War Orphan," 7 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of denazify

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Denazify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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