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desegregate

verb [T] uk   /ˌdiːˈseɡ.rɪ.ɡeɪt/ us  
to end segregation (= separation) between races or sexes in an organization: President Truman desegregated the American armed forces in 1948. Plans to desegregate the schools/universities met with opposition.Human rightsConnecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
desegregation
noun [U] uk   /ˌdiː.seɡ.rɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Human rightsConnecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
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