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 (sī′nĭ-sīz′, sĭn′ĭ-)
tr.v. Si·ni·cized, Si·ni·ciz·ing, Si·ni·ciz·es
To make Chinese in character or to change or modify by Chinese influence.

Si′ni·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈsaɪnɪˌsaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) to give a Chinese character to
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(ˈsɪn əˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to make Chinese in character or bring under Chinese influence.
[1885–90; Sinic Chinese (< Medieval Latin Sīnicus < Medieval Greek Sīnikós= Late Greek Sîn(ai) the Chinese (see Sino-) + Greek -ikos -ic) + -ize]
Sin`i•ci•za′tion, n.
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