tribalize

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tribal +‎ -ize

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tribalize (third-person singular simple present tribalizes, present participle tribalizing, simple past and past participle tribalized)

  1. (transitive) To make tribal.
    • 2009 September 6, Thomas L. Friedman, “From Baby-Sitting to Adoption”, New York Times:
      And it may, indeed, be the only way to go, but we should have no illusions: We’re talking State Building 101 in the most inhospitable terrain and in one of the poorest, most tribalized, countries in the world.

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