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decreolize

[ dee-kree-uh-lahyz ]
/ di藞kri 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路cre路o路lized, de路cre路o路liz路ing.Linguistics.
to modify (a creole language) in the direction of a standard form of the language on which most of the vocabulary of the creole is based.
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Also especially British, de路cre路o路lise .

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OTHER WORDS FROM decreolize

de路cre路o路li路za路tion, noun
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