[kuh-loh-nee-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]


the act of bringing into subjection or subjugation by colonializing.
the state or fact of being colonialized.

Nearby words

  1. colonial heights,
  2. colonial siding,
  3. colonialism,
  4. colonialist,
  5. coloniality,
  6. colonialize,
  7. colonic,
  8. colonies,
  9. colonisation,
  10. colonist

Origin of colonialization

First recorded in 1760–70; colonial + -ization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for colonialization



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper