[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.

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