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From ethnic + cleansing. Compare Serbo-Croatian etničko čišćenje, though this is probably attested later. Originally used of (and still often associated with) the wars in former Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

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ethnic cleansing (uncountable)

  1. The mass expulsion or killing of people belonging to one ethnic or religious group by those of another.

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