intransitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
to abolish the segregation of races in (public schools, etc.)
verbde·seg·re·gat·ed, de·seg·re·gat·ing, de·seg·re·gates
- To abolish or eliminate segregation in.
- To open (a school or workplace, for example) to members of all races or ethnic groups, especially by force of law.
To become open to members of all races or ethnic groups.
(third-person singular simple present desegregates, present participle desegregating, simple past and past participle desegregated)
- To remove segregation by allowing access to something by people of all races or ethnicity
desegregate - Legal Definition
The act of removing laws and policies that provide for a mandatory separation of the races.