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[dih-mahr-keyt, dee-mahr-keyt] /dɪˈmɑr keɪt, ˈdi mɑrˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), demarcated, demarcating.
to determine or mark off the boundaries or limits of:
to demarcate a piece of property.
to separate distinctly:
to demarcate the lots with fences.
Origin of demarcate
1810-20; back formation from demarcation
Related forms
demarcator, noun Unabridged
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  • The result should be a stack with all five maps in alignment and all five regions demarcated by the students visible at once.
  • Hiking off the demarcated trails should be avoided, as you should stick to the hiking plan you've established before your trip.
  • The pretense of neatly demarcated progress points up its absence.
  • These moisture and temperature zones were demarcated on the topographic maps.
  • Within each climatic zone, prominent landforms were demarcated.
British Dictionary definitions for demarcated


verb (transitive)
to mark, fix, or draw the boundaries, limits, etc, of
to separate or distinguish between (areas with unclear boundaries)
Derived Forms
demarcator, noun
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Word Origin and History for demarcated



1816, back-formation from demarcation. Related: Demarcated; demarcating.

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