primitivization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

primitivize +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

primitivization (usually uncountable, plural primitivizations)

  1. The act of reducing something to a primitive state, allowing development, or regressing to an immature state.
    The imperialist power practiced primitivization on its colonial possessions.

Quotations[edit]

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