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creolize

(ˈkriːəʊˌlaɪz) or

creolise

vb (tr)
(Languages) to make (a language) become a creole
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cre•o•lize

(ˈkri əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to develop (a language) into a creole.
[1810–20]
cre`o•li•za′tion, n.
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creolize

- To relax in an elegant fashion in a warm climate.
See also related terms for relax.
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Verb1.creolize - develop into a creole; "pidgins often creolize"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
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