Vietnamization

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

Definition of Vietnamization

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

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Other Words from Vietnamization

Vietnamize \ vēˈetnəˌmīz , ˈvyet-​ also ˈvēət-​ , ˈvēt-​ \ verb, -ed/-ing/-s

History and Etymology for Vietnamization

Vietnam, country in Indochina + -ization

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“Vietnamization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vietnamization. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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