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disillusionize

[dis-i-loo-zhuh-nahyz]
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verb (used with object), dis·il·lu·sion·ized, dis·il·lu·sion·iz·ing.
  1. to disillusion.
Also especially British, dis·il·lu·sion·ise.

Origin of disillusionize

First recorded in 1860–65; disillusion + -ize
Related formsdis·il·lu·sion·iz·er, dis·il·lu·sion·ist, noun
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  • But his seriousness is essentially the seriousness of (in the higher sense of the word) the comic artist, of the disillusionist.

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    Robert Lynd