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desegregate

verb [T]    /diˈseɡ·rɪˌɡeɪt/
US history to end segregation (= separation of races) in schools, housing, organizations, etc.: President Truman desegregated the American armed forces in 1948. desegregation    /diˌseɡ·rɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/ noun [U] King’s campaign was aimed at the desegregation of all public services, including schools, restaurants, and transportation.
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