ethnic cleansing

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ethnic cleansing

n.
The systematic elimination of an ethnic group or groups from a region or society, as by deportation, forced emigration, or genocide.

ethnic cleansing

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) euphemistic the violent removal by one ethnic group of other ethnic groups from the population of a particular area: used esp of the activities of Serbs against Croats and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia

eth′nic cleans′ing


n.
the elimination of an unwanted ethnic group or groups from a society, as by genocide or forced emigration.
[1990–95]

ethnic cleansing

The deliberate removal or killing of a minority ethnic group within a country by a dominant ethnic group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethnic cleansing - the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
group action - action taken by a group of people
Translations
етническо прочистване
neteja ètnica
etnisk udrensning
ethnische Säuberung
limpieza étnica
etniline puhastus
etninen puhdistus
טיהור אתני
etnikai tisztogatás
pulizia etnica
民族浄化
민족청소
etnische zuivering
etnisk rensning
czystka etniczna
epurare etnică
etnično čiščenje
етничко чишћење
etnisk rensning
etnik temizlik
етнічна чистка

ethnic cleansing

n (euph)ethnische Säuberung

ethnic cleansing

npulizia etnica
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Karti has called for full membership of Palestine at the UN, asserting Sudan rejection to all forms of oppression and ethical cleansing against the Palestinian people.
But should the Jockey Club succeed in its extraordinary plan for ethical cleansing (apologies to Stephen Fry), there can be little doubt that racecourse attendances will be reduced to almost nothing overnight.
In such a context the intellectual is pushed back into a self-justificatory ethical cleansing.