desegregate

[dee-seg-ri-geyt]
verb (used with object), desegregated, desegregating.
1.
to eliminate racial segregation in: to desegregate all schools.
verb (used without object), desegregated, desegregating.
2.
to eliminate racial segregation.

Origin:
1950–55; de- + segregate

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desegregate (diːˈsɛɡrɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
to end racial segregation in (a school or other public institution)
 
desegre'gation
 
n
 
desegre'gationist
 
n, —adj

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desegregate
1948, back formation from from desegregation.
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Example sentences
It is a historical fact that it took numerous lawsuits to desegregate higher education by race and gender.
The sit-ins were an attempt to desegregate public and private facilities.
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