parochialize

[ puh-roh-kee-uh-lahyz ]
/ pəˈroʊ ki əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), pa·ro·chi·al·ized, pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing.

to make parochial.

verb (used without object), pa·ro·chi·al·ized, pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing.

to work in or for a parish.
Also especially British, pa·ro·chi·al·ise.

Origin of parochialize

First recorded in 1840–50; parochial + -ize

Related forms

de-pa·ro·chi·al·ize, verb (used with object), de-pa·ro·chi·al·ized, de-pa·ro·chi·al·iz·ing.
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