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parochialize

[ puh-roh-kee-uh-lahyz ]
/ p蓹藞ro蕣 ki 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pa路ro路chi路al路ized, pa路ro路chi路al路iz路ing.
to make parochial.
verb (used without object), pa路ro路chi路al路ized, pa路ro路chi路al路iz路ing.
to work in or for a parish.
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Also especially British, pa路ro路chi路al路ise .

Origin of parochialize

First recorded in 1840鈥50; parochial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM parochialize

de-pa路ro路chi路al路ize, verb (used with object), de-pa路ro路chi路al路ized, de-pa路ro路chi路al路iz路ing.
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How to use parochialize in a sentence

  • I must parochialize a bit afterward, but you shan't be much victimized.'

    Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
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