ghettoize

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verb ghet·to·ize \ˈge-tō-ˌīz\

Definition of ghettoize

ghettoized

ghettoizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to isolate in or as if in a ghetto

ghettoization

play \ˌge-tō-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of ghettoize in a sentence

  1. Parts of the city that had been ghettoized are now being restored.

1939

First Known Use of ghettoize

1939


GHETTOIZE Defined for English Language Learners

ghettoize

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verb ghet·to·ize \ˈge-tō-ˌīz\

Definition of ghettoize for English Language Learners

  • : to place (someone or something) in a ghetto

  • : to turn (something) into a ghetto


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