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demarcate

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːmɑːrkeɪt; ˈdiːmɑːkeɪt/

Translation of demarcate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [formal] [frontier/area/limit] demarcar*; [concept] delimitar
    Example sentences
    • The first phase ran from 2000 to 2002 and entailed the establishment and stabilisation of municipalities along newly demarcated boundaries.
    • Both countries agreed to hold more talks on demarcating their sea boundaries as early as next month.
    • The troops are supposed to monitor the buffer zone while an international boundary commission demarcates the disputed 1 000 km.
    Example sentences
    • The strength of the working class emerges the more it politically differentiates, separates and demarcates itself from the policies and programs of the bourgeoisie.
    • Here we present a noninvasive method for precisely demarcating the hormonally distinct phases of the menstrual cycle.
    • Computerized instruments are advertised as tools that break down the barriers separating previously demarcated musical tasks.

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