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provincialize

[pruh-vin-shuh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), pro·vin·cial·ized, pro·vin·cial·iz·ing.
  1. to make provincial in character.
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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.
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Historical Examples

  • To consider them apart from this, would be to localize a planetary phenomenon, and to provincialize a law of the universe.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.