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relexify

[ ree-lek-suh-fahy ]
/ ri藞l蓻k s蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), re路lex路i路fied, re路lex路i路fy路ing.Linguistics.
to replace the vocabulary of (a language, especially a pidgin) with words drawn from another language, without changing the grammatical structure.
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Origin of relexify

First recorded in 1960鈥65; re- + lexi(con) + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM relexify

re路lex路i路fi路ca路tion, noun
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