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colonialization

[kuh-loh-nee-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /kəˌloʊ ni ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of bringing into subjection or subjugation by colonializing.
2.
the state or fact of being colonialized.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; colonial + -ization
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  • This ability for careful control and planning was wiped away with colonialization.
Word Origin and History for colonialization
n.

1965, noun of action from colonialize (1964); see colonial + -ize. Related: Decolonialize; decolonialization.

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