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demystify

[dee-mis-tuh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), de·mys·ti·fied, de·mys·ti·fy·ing.
  1. to rid of mystery or obscurity; clarify: to demystify medical procedures.

Origin of demystify

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + mystify
Related formsde·mys·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mys·ti·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demystification

demystify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to remove the mystery from; make clear
Derived Formsdemystification, noun
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Word Origin and History for demystification

demystify

v.

1963; see de- + mystify. Related: Demystified; demystifying.

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