Word Of The Day 3-31-2017

Xenization


Definition

To walk as a stranger, or to exist as a stranger. Often invokes the sense of a melancholy or loneliness one might feel as a person alone in a foreign land.


Example

The man walked through the town with a feeling of xenization.

Origin

Xen-” comes from Greek xénos, which as an adjective means foreign or strange; as a noun, it means a foreigner or a stranger.

-ize” means to convert or change into.

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