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ostracize

verb [T] (UK usually ostracise) uk   /ˈɒs.trə.saɪz/  us   /ˈɑː.strə-/
to avoid someone intentionally, or to prevent someone from taking part in the activities of a group: His colleagues ostracized him after he criticized the company in public.
ostracism
noun [U] uk   us   /-sɪ.zəm/
AIDS patients often experience social ostracism and discrimination.
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