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provincialize

[ pruh-vin-shuh-lahyz ]
/ pr蓹藞v瑟n 蕛蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pro路vin路cial路ized, pro路vin路cial路iz路ing.
to make provincial in character.
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Origin of provincialize

First recorded in 1795鈥1805; provincial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM provincialize

pro路vin路cial路i路za路tion, nounde路pro路vin路cial路i路za路tion, nounde路pro路vin路cial路ize, verb (used with object), de路pro路vin路cial路ized, de路pro路vin路cial路iz路ing.
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How to use provincialize in a sentence

  • 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.
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