noun Vi·et·nam·i·za·tion \vēˌetnəmə̇ˈzāshən, ˌvyet-, -ˌmīˈz- also ˌvēət- or ˌvēt-\

Definition of Vietnamization



  1. :  the act or process of transferring war responsibilities from U.S. to Vietnamese hands during the Vietnam War


\vēˈetnəˌmīz, ˈvyet- also ˈvēət-, ˈvēt-\ verb,


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Origin and Etymology of vietnamization

Vietnam, country in Indochina + -ization

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to criticize severely

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