creolize

[ kree-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈkri əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.

to render (a language) creolized.

verb (used without object), cre·o·lized, cre·o·liz·ing.

to become creolized.

Nearby words

  1. creodont,
  2. creole,
  3. creole continuum,
  4. creole tomato,
  5. creole-fish,
  6. creolized,
  7. creon,
  8. creophagous,
  9. creosol,
  10. creosote

Also especially British, cre·o·lise.

Origin of creolize

First recorded in 1810–20; Creole + -ize

Related formscre·o·li·za·tion, noun

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