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verb (used with object), de·for·mal·ized, de·for·mal·iz·ing.
  1. to make less formal; reduce the strictness, preciseness, etc., of.
Also especially British, de·for·mal·ise.

Origin of deformalize

First recorded in 1875–80; de- + formalize
Related formsde·for·mal·i·za·tion, noun
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