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[pruh-vin-shuh-lahyz] /prəˈvɪn ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), provincialized, provincializing.
to make provincial in character.
Also, especially British, provincialise.
Origin of provincialize
1795-1805; provincial + -ize
Related forms
provincialization, noun
deprovincialization, noun
deprovincialize, verb (used with object), deprovincialized, deprovincializing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • To consider them apart from this, would be to localize a planetary phenomenon, and to provincialize a law of the universe.

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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