Pronunciation: (rush'u-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make Russian; impart Russian characteristics to.
2. to subordinate and force to adhere to Russian culture, ideology, etc.
3. (sometimes l.c.) to treat (leather) by a process similar to that used on Russia leather or by any process that will produce such leather. Also, esp. Brit.,Rus'sian•ise".
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