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marginalize

verb [T often passive] (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 (UK usually marginalisation)     /ˌmɑː.dʒɪ.nə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌmɑːr.dʒɪ.nə.lə-/ noun [U] The marginalization of certain groups within the community may lead to social unrest.Excluding
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