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verb [T]  us   /ˈɑs·trəˌsɑɪz/
to prevent someone from being part of a group because you dislike the person or disapprove of something the person has done: She was ostracized by fellow officers after bringing charges against her partner.
noun [U]  us   /ˈɑs·trəˌsɪz·əm/
Those who refused to conform risked ostracism.
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