resegregate

verb re·seg·re·gate \ (ˌ)rē-ˈse-gri-ˌgāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resegregate

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

resegregation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌse-gri-ˈgā-shən\ 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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