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social cleansing

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Definition of social cleansing in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The large-scale removal from an area of members of a social category regarded as undesirable: the demolition of large swathes of council housing smacks of social cleansing
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  • The regime engages in two major forms of repression - the selective persecution of political opponents and the social cleansing of powerless people.
  • Unlike gentrification, social cleansing is always government-initiated.
  • The director of Anchor House said comparing the shortage of affordable housing to social cleansing was "unhelpful and emotive".

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