sinicize

verb, often capitalized
si·​ni·​cize | \ ˈsī-nə-ˌsīz How to pronounce sinicize (audio) , ˈsi-\
sinicized; sinicizing

Definition of sinicize

transitive verb

: to modify by Chinese influence

First Known Use of sinicize

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sinicize

Medieval Latin sinicus Chinese, from Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese — more at sino-

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