verb (used with object), pro·vin·cial·ized, pro·vin·cial·iz·ing.

to make provincial in character.

Nearby words

  1. provincial council,
  2. provincial police,
  3. provincialism,
  4. provincialist,
  5. provinciality,
  6. proving ground,
  7. provirus,
  8. provision,
  9. provisional,
  10. provisional wing of the irish republican army

Also especially British, pro·vin·cial·ise.

Origin of provincialize

First recorded in 1795–1805; provincial + -ize

Related formspro·vin·cial·i·za·tion, nounde·pro·vin·cial·i·za·tion, nounde·pro·vin·cial·ize, verb (used with object), de·pro·vin·cial·ized, de·pro·vin·cial·iz·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019