- When you put up a fence to keep your neighbor's off your property and make clear where the property line is, this is an example of when you demarcate.
- When a book reviewer makes clear distinctions between light reading books he reviews and serious literature he reviews, this is an example of when he demarcates.
Demarcate is defined as to separate or set clear boundaries.
- to set or mark the limits of; delimit
- to mark the difference between; distinguish; separate
Origin of demarcateback-formation ; from demarcation
transitive verbde·mar·cat·ed, de·mar·cat·ing, de·mar·cates
- To set the boundaries of; delimit.
- To separate clearly as if by boundaries; distinguish: demarcate categories.
Origin of demarcateBack-formation from demarcation.
(third-person singular simple present demarcates, present participle demarcating, simple past and past participle demarcated)
Back-formation of demarcation.