verb (used with object), con·ti·nen·tal·ized, con·ti·nen·tal·iz·ing.
to make continental, as in scope or character.
(sometimes initial capital letter) to influence with European ideas or culture.
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- continental shelf,
- continental slope,
- continental system,
Also especially British, con·ti·nen·tal·ise.
Origin of continentalize
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