re·​seg·​re·​gate (ˌ)rē-ˈse-gri-ˌgāt How to pronounce resegregate (audio)
resegregated; resegregating
transitive : to impose segregation in or on (a place or group) again
resegregating schools/students
resegregated the city
intransitive : to become segregated again
In many cities the schools integrated only to resegregate.Adam Fairclough
resegregation noun
… signed an order that he and school officials hoped would stop the resegregation. Roy Reed

Examples of resegregate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even as America’s major metropolitan regions become more diverse, the country has begun to resegregate into more racially homogeneous neighborhoods. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Aug. 2021 More:45 years after Louisville's busing riots, could a proposal cause schools to resegregate? Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2021 When Wilson became president, the federal workforce was integrated; Wilson acted to resegregate it. Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2020 Wilson's history as an American politician has been marred by his support of segregationist policies, including allowing multiple federal agencies and his Cabinet to resegregate despite being integrated following Reconstruction. Fox News, 19 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of resegregate was in 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Resegregate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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