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parochialize

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

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Also especially British, pa·ro·chi·al·ise .

Origin of parochialize

First recorded in 1840–50; parochial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM parochialize

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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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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