Meaning of deculturate

de•cul•tur•ate

Pronunciation: (dē-kul'chu-rāt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to cause the loss or abandonment of culture or cultural characteristics of (a people, society, etc.).
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