a) To put someone in a ghetto, or to isolate as if in a ghetto.
b) To make a place into a ghetto, or to add the characteristics of a ghetto.

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  • Ghettoize — Ghet to*ize, v. t. to form into a ghetto; to isolate (people) as though into a ghetto. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ghettoize — (Amer.) v. place in a ghetto; isolate (also ghettoise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ghettoize — ☆ ghettoize [get′ōīz΄ ] vt. ghettoized, ghettoizing 1. to restrict to a ghetto 2. to make into a ghetto ghettoization n …   English World dictionary

  • ghettoize — UK [ˈɡetəʊaɪz] / US [ˈɡetoʊˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms ghettoize : present tense I/you/we/they ghettoize he/she/it ghettoizes present participle ghettoizing past tense ghettoized past participle ghettoized 1) to force a particular group of …   English dictionary

  • ghettoize — ghettoization, n. /get oh uyz /, v.t., v.i., ghettoized, ghettoizing. to place or collect in a ghetto: New immigrants still tended to ghettoize in the cities. Also, esp. Brit., ghettoise. [1935 40; GHETTO + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ghettoize — ghetto ► NOUN (pl. ghettos or ghettoes) 1) a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group. 2) historical the Jewish quarter in a city. DERIVATIVES ghettoize (also ghettoise) verb. ORIGIN perhaps from Italia …   English terms dictionary

  • ghettoize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1939 to isolate in or as if in a ghetto • ghettoization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ghettoize — Synonyms and related words: bolt, cordon, cordon off, cull out, divide, gin, insulate, isolate, keep apart, keep aside, lay aside, pick out, put aside, quarantine, riddle, screen, seclude, segregate, separate, set apart, set aside, sieve, sift,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ghettoize — ghet|to|ize also ghettoise BrE [ˈgetəuaız US tou ] v [T] 1.) to force people to live in a ghetto 2.) to make part of a town become a ghetto …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ghettoize — ghet|to|ize [ getou,aız ] verb transitive 1. ) to force a particular group of people to live in a particular area, usually in poor conditions 2. ) to turn an area into a GHETTO …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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