Definition of denazify in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈnätsəˌfī/

verb (denazifies, denazifying, denazified)

[with object]
Remove the Nazi (or figuratively, the fascist or repressive) influence from.
Example sentences
  • She was rapidly ‘denazified’ in 1945 and not charged with any crime.
  • From the moment of Germany's defeat, the United States was active in apprehending war criminals, denazifying German society, and collecting and protecting archives of the Nazi regime, all of which have by now been declassified.

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Syllabification: de·na·zi·fy

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