creolize

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verb cre·ol·ize \ˈkrē-ə-ˌlīz, ˈkrē-ˌō-\

Definition of creolize

creolized

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creolizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause (a pidginized language) to become a creole in a speech community

creolization

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

1833

First Known Use of creolize

1833

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