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colonialization

[kuh-loh-nee-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
noun
  1. the act of bringing into subjection or subjugation by colonializing.
  2. the state or fact of being colonialized.
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Origin of colonialization

First recorded in 1760–70; colonial + -ization
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Word Origin and History for colonialization

n.

1965, noun of action from colonialize (1964); see colonial + -ize. Related: Decolonialize; decolonialization.

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