creolize

verb
cre·​ol·​ize | \ˈkrē-ə-ˌlīz, ˈkrē-ˌō-\
creolized; creolizing

Definition of creolize 

transitive verb

: to cause (a pidginized language) to become a creole in a speech community

Other Words from creolize

creolization \ˌkrē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌkrē-​(ˌ)ō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of creolize

1833, in the meaning defined above

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