transitive verb, often capitalized
chi·​na·​fy | \ ˈchīnəˌfī \

Definition of chinafy

: to reduce (as a country) to a state of passivity and helplessness

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History and Etymology for chinafy

China (country) + English -fy; from the political impotence of China in 1915, when it was coined

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“Chinafy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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