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Verb: decolonise  dee'kó-lu,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: decolonize)
  1. Grant independence to (a former colony)
    "West Africa was decolonised in the early 1960's";
    - decolonize

Derived forms: decolonises, decolonised, decolonising

Type of: liberate, set free

Antonym: colonise [Brit]