Definition of ethnic cleansing in English:

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ethnic cleansing

Pronunciation: /ˈeTHnik klenziNG/


The mass expulsion or killing of members of an unwanted ethnic or religious group in a society.
Example sentences
  • The same mechanism is involved in all pogroms, all ethnic cleansing, and all wars.
  • Non-intervention in the face of mass murder or ethnic cleansing is not the same as neutrality in time of war.
  • Both have been involved in sectarian murders and ethnic cleansing.

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Syllabification: eth·nic cleans·ing

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