resegregate

verb
re·​seg·​re·​gate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈse-gri-ˌgāt How to pronounce resegregate (audio) \
resegregated; resegregating

Definition of resegregate

1 transitive : to impose segregation in or on (a place or group) again resegregating schools/students resegregated the city
2 intransitive : to become segregated again In many cities the schools integrated only to resegregate.— Adam Fairclough

Other Words from resegregate

resegregation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌse-​gri-​ˈgā-​shən How to pronounce resegregation (audio) \ noun
… signed an order that he and school officials hoped would stop the resegregation. — Roy Reed

First Known Use of resegregate

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Resegregate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resegregate. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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