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marginalize

verb [T often passive] uk (UK usually marginalise)   /ˈmɑː.dʒɪ.nə.laɪz/ us    /ˈmɑːr-/
to treat someone or something as if they are not important: Now that English has taken over as the main language, the country's native language has been marginalized.Excluding
marginalization
noun [U] uk (UK usually marginalisation)   /ˌmɑː.dʒɪ.nə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌmɑːr.dʒɪ.nə.lə-/
The marginalization of certain groups within the community may lead to social unrest.Excluding
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