illegalize

[ ih-lee-guh-lahyz ]
/ ɪˈli gəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), il·le·gal·ized, il·le·gal·iz·ing.

to make illegal: They even wanted to illegalize smoking.

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Also especially British, il·le·gal·ise .

Origin of illegalize

First recorded in 1810–20; illegal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM illegalize

il·le·gal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for illegalize

illegalize

illegalise

/ (ɪˈliːɡəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make illegal

Derived forms of illegalize

illegalization or illegalisation, noun
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