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insularize

[ in-suh-luh-rahyz, ins-yuh- ]
/ ˈɪn sə ləˌraɪz, ˈɪns yə- /
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verb (used with object), in·su·lar·ized, in·su·lar·iz·ing.

to make into an island or represent as insular.

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Also especially British, in·su·lar·ise .

Origin of insularize

First recorded in 1890–95; insular + -ize
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