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repatriate

verb [T] uk   /ˌriːˈpæt.ri.eɪt/ us    /-ˈpeɪ.tri-/
to send or bring someone, or sometimes money or other property, back to the country that he, she, or it came from: The government repatriated him because he had no visa.
repatriation
noun [U] uk   /ˌriː.pæt.riˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /rɪˌpeɪ.tri-/
Repatriation of refugees is essential to rebuilding the country.
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