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provincialize

or (especially British) provincialise

[pruh-vin-shuh-lahyz] /prəˈvɪn ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), provincialized, provincializing.
1.
to make provincial in character.
Origin of provincialize
1795-1805
1795-1805; provincial + -ize
Related forms
provincialization, noun
deprovincialization, noun
deprovincialize, verb (used with object), deprovincialized, deprovincializing.
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