semitize

transitive verb, often capitalized sem·i·tize \ˈseməˌtīz\
variants: less commonly

semiticize

\sə̇ˈmitə̇ˌsīz\

Definition of semitize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to make Semitic (as in language)

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Origin and Etymology of semitize

semitize from French sémite Semite + English -ize; semiticize from 1Semitic + -ize


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