[ pruh-vin-shuh-lahyz ]
/ prəˈvɪn ʃəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), pro·vin·cial·ized, pro·vin·cial·iz·ing.

to make provincial in character.
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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for provincialize

  • 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.