Updated: 2017-11-30.

Xenization is the act of traveling as a stranger, as if for the first time.

Often, xenization invokes the sense of a melancholy or loneliness one might feel as a person alone in a foreign land.

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.

See also: Nostomania definitionMontivagant definition, and Waldeinsamkeit definition.

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