desegregates, desegregating, desegregated
To desegregate something such as a place, institution, or service means to officially stop keeping the people who use it in separate groups, especially groups that are defined by race.

[V n] ...efforts to desegregate sport...

[V-ed] The school system itself is not totally desegregated.

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desegregation [[t]di͟ːse̱grəge͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

Desegregation may be harder to enforce in rural areas.

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  • desegregate — de·seg·re·gate /dē se grə ˌgāt/ vt gat·ed, gat·ing: to eliminate segregation in; specif: to free from any law, provision, or practice requiring isolation of the members of a particular race in separate units vi: to become desegregated Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • desegregate — de*seg re*gate v. t. to eliminate laws, regulations, or customs which prohibit members of a specific racial or national group from using (certain locations, organizations, or facilities); to introduce members of a racial or religious group into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desegregate — 1948, back formation from DESEGREGATION (Cf. desegregation). Related: Desegregated; desegregating …   Etymology dictionary

  • desegregate — [v] eliminate segregation abolish segregation, commingle, give equal access, integrate, open, unify; concepts 113,114 …   New thesaurus

  • desegregate — ► VERB ▪ end a policy of racial segregation in. DERIVATIVES desegregation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • desegregate — [dē seg′rə gāt΄] vt., vi. desegregated, desegregating to abolish the segregation of races in (public schools, etc.) desegregation n …   English World dictionary

  • desegregate — /dee seg ri gayt /, v., desegregated, desegregating. v.t. 1. to eliminate racial segregation in: to desegregate all schools. v.i. 2. to eliminate racial segregation. [1950 55; DE + SEGREGATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • desegregate — de•seg•re•gate [[t]diˈsɛg rɪˌgeɪt[/t]] v. gat•ed, gat•ing 1) soc to eliminate racial or other segregation in: to desegregate schools[/ex] 2) soc to eliminate racial or other segregation • Etymology: 1950–55 de seg•re•ga′tion, n. de… …   From formal English to slang

  • desegregate — verb Date: 1944 transitive verb to eliminate segregation in; specifically to free of any law, provision, or practice requiring isolation of the members of a particular race in separate units intransitive verb to become desegregated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • desegregate — verb To remove segregation by allowing access to something by people of all races or ethnicity …   Wiktionary

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