de socialise

desocialize

[dee-soh-shuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), desocialized, desocializing.
to remove from a customary social environment: Imprisonment desocializes the inmates.
Also, especially British, desocialise.


Origin:
1885–90; de- + socialize

desocialization, noun
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