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/ˌdi mɪˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used with object)
to divest of mythological or legendary attributes or forms, as in order to permit clearer appraisal and understanding:
to demythologize the music dramas of Richard Wagner for modern listeners.
to make less mysterious or mythical so as to give a more human character to:
to demythologize the presidency.
verb (used without object)
to separate mythological, legendary, or apocryphal elements from a writing, work of art, historical figure, etc.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for
to eliminate all mythical elements from (a piece of writing, esp the Bible) so as to arrive at an essential meaning
to restate (a message, esp a religious one) in rational terms
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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