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illegalize

[ih-lee-guh-lahyz] /ɪˈli gəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), illegalized, illegalizing.
1.
to make illegal:
They even wanted to illegalize smoking.
Also, especially British, illegalise.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; illegal + -ize
Related forms
illegalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for illegalization

illegalize

/ɪˈliːɡəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make illegal
Derived Forms
illegalization, illegalisation, noun
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