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English definition of “ethnic cleansing”

ethnic cleansing

noun [U] uk   us  
the organized attempt by a particular race or political group to completely remove from a country or area anyone who belongs to another particular race, using violence and often murder to achieve thisRacial issuesRace and ethnicityMurder and attempted murderKilling
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