creolize

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creole +‎ -ize

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creolize (third-person singular simple present creolizes, present participle creolizing, simple past and past participle creolized)

  1. (linguistics) To cause a pidgin language rapidly expanding in vocabulary and grammatical rules to become ultimately a creole.
  2. To render an imported object 'localised'; to produce variations which give an object a regional flavour.