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v. de·seg·re·gat·ed, de·seg·re·gat·ing, de·seg·re·gates
1. To abolish or eliminate segregation in.
2. 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.
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(Sociology) to end racial segregation in (a school or other public institution)
ˌdesegreˈgationist n, adj
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v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to eliminate racial or other segregation in: to desegregate schools.v.i.
2. to eliminate racial or other segregation.
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Past participle: desegregated
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|Verb||1.||desegregate - open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups; "This school is completely desegregated"|
segregate - separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation; "This neighborhood is segregated"; "We don't segregate in this county"
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To open to all people regardless of race:
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desegregate[diːˈsɛgrɪgeɪt] vt (= integrate) [+ sport, schools, facilities] → supprimer la ségrégation raciale dans
The school system is not totally desegregated → Dans le système éducatif, la ségrégation raciale n'a pas été tout à fait abolie.
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desegregate[diːˈsɛgrɪˌgeɪt] vt → abolire la segregazione in
desegregated schools scuole in cui non vige la segregazione razziale
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