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creolize

[ kree-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈkri əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.
to cause (a pidgin or other language) to become a creole language, the evolved native language of a speech community.
verb (used without object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.
to evolve from a pidgin and become a creole language, the evolved native language of a speech community.
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Also especially British, cre·o·lise .

Origin of creolize

First recorded in 1810–20; Creole + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM creolize

cre·o·li·za·tion [kree-uh-lahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌkri ə laɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, noun
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