denazify


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denazify

(diːˈnɑːtsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to free or declare (people, institutions, etc) freed from Nazi influence or ideology
deˌnazifiˈcation n

de•na•zi•fy

(diˈnɑ tsəˌfaɪ, -ˈnæt sə-)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to rid of Nazism or Nazi influences.
[1940–45]
de•na`zi•fi•ca′tion, n.

denazify


Past participle: denazified
Gerund: denazifying

Imperative
denazify
denazify
Present
I denazify
you denazify
he/she/it denazifies
we denazify
you denazify
they denazify
Preterite
I denazified
you denazified
he/she/it denazified
we denazified
you denazified
they denazified
Present Continuous
I am denazifying
you are denazifying
he/she/it is denazifying
we are denazifying
you are denazifying
they are denazifying
Present Perfect
I have denazified
you have denazified
he/she/it has denazified
we have denazified
you have denazified
they have denazified
Past Continuous
I was denazifying
you were denazifying
he/she/it was denazifying
we were denazifying
you were denazifying
they were denazifying
Past Perfect
I had denazified
you had denazified
he/she/it had denazified
we had denazified
you had denazified
they had denazified
Future
I will denazify
you will denazify
he/she/it will denazify
we will denazify
you will denazify
they will denazify
Future Perfect
I will have denazified
you will have denazified
he/she/it will have denazified
we will have denazified
you will have denazified
they will have denazified
Future Continuous
I will be denazifying
you will be denazifying
he/she/it will be denazifying
we will be denazifying
you will be denazifying
they will be denazifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denazifying
you have been denazifying
he/she/it has been denazifying
we have been denazifying
you have been denazifying
they have been denazifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denazifying
you will have been denazifying
he/she/it will have been denazifying
we will have been denazifying
you will have been denazifying
they will have been denazifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denazifying
you had been denazifying
he/she/it had been denazifying
we had been denazifying
you had been denazifying
they had been denazifying
Conditional
I would denazify
you would denazify
he/she/it would denazify
we would denazify
you would denazify
they would denazify
Past Conditional
I would have denazified
you would have denazified
he/she/it would have denazified
we would have denazified
you would have denazified
they would have denazified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.denazify - free from Nazi ideology or detach from Nazi allegiance; "Germany was denazified after WW II"; "The highest judges were never denazified"
cleanse - purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
nazify - cause or force to adopt Nazism or a Nazi character; "Hitler nazified Germany in the 1930's"; "The arts were nazified everywhere in Germany"
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