demarcating

demarcate

[dih-mahr-keyt, dee-mahr-keyt]
verb (used with object), demarcated, demarcating.
1.
to determine or mark off the boundaries or limits of: to demarcate a piece of property.
2.
to separate distinctly: to demarcate the lots with fences.

Origin:
1810–20; back formation from demarcation

demarcator, noun
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demarcate (ˈdiːmɑːˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to mark, fix, or draw the boundaries, limits, etc, of
2.  to separate or distinguish between (areas with unclear boundaries)
 
'demarcator
 
n

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demarcate
1816, back-formation from demarcation. Related: Demarcated (1882); demarcating (1840).
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