decommunize

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de- +‎ communize

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decommunize (third-person singular simple present decommunizes, present participle decommunizing, simple past and past participle decommunized)

  1. (transitive) To divest of communism.
    • 2001, Charles Cogan, The Third Option: The Emancipation of European Defense, 1989-2000 (page 27)
      The new vision of NATO, as outlined by Baker in his speech at Berlin on December 12, 1989, of reaching out for relationships with the decommunizing states of Eastern Europe, was to be met with resistance by the French president.

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