desegregate[dē seg′rə gāt′]
desegregate definition by Webster's New World
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- desegregation noun
desegregate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb de·seg·re·gat·ed, de·seg·re·gat·ing, de·seg·re·gates verb, transitive
- 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.
- de·segˌre·gaˈtion noun
- de·segˌre·gaˈtion·ist noun
desegregate - Legal Definition
The act of removing laws and policies that provide for a mandatory separation of the races.