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relexify

[ree-lek-suh-fahy] /riˈlɛk səˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), relexified, relexifying. Linguistics.
1.
to replace the vocabulary of (a language, especially a pidgin) with words drawn from another language, without changing the grammatical structure.
Origin of relexify
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; re- + lexi(con) + -fy
Related forms
relexification, noun
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