Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[pruh-vin-shuh-lahyz] /prəˈvɪn ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), provincialized, provincializing.
to make provincial in character.
Also, especially British, provincialise.
Origin of provincialize
First recorded in 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. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for provincialize
Historical Examples
  • 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.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for provincialize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for provincialize

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for provincialize