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decreolize

[dee-kree-uh-lahyz] /diˈkri əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), decreolized, decreolizing. Linguistics
1.
to modify (a creole language) in the direction of a standard form of the language on which most of the vocabulary of the creole is based.
Also, especially British, decreolise.
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decreolization, noun
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