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exteriorize

[ik-steer-ee-uh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), ex·te·ri·or·ized, ex·te·ri·or·iz·ing.
  1. to make exterior; externalize.
  2. Surgery. to expose (an internal structure) temporarily outside the body, for observation, surgery, or experimentation.
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Also especially British, ex·te·ri·or·ise.

Origin of exteriorize

First recorded in 1875–80; exterior + -ize
Related formsex·te·ri·or·i·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for exteriorization

Historical Examples

  • Is it connected with the phenomena of exteriorization of sensitivity or motivity?

    The Problems of Psychical Research

    Hereward Carrington

  • A word, finally, as to the phenomena of "exteriorization of sensibility," to which reference was made in the last paragraph.

  • All music created or composed demands some exteriorization for the perception of the listener.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky


British Dictionary definitions for exteriorization

exteriorize

exteriorise

verb (tr)
  1. surgery to expose (an attached organ or part) outside a body cavity, esp in order to remove it from an operating area
  2. another word for externalize
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Derived Formsexteriorization or exteriorisation, noun
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exteriorization in Medicine

exteriorize

(ĭk-stîrē-ə-rīz′)
v.
  1. To turn outward; externalize.
  2. To direct a patient's interest, thoughts, or feelings into a channel leading outside himself or herself.
  3. To expose an internal organ temporarily for observation, or permanently for physiological experiment or surgery.
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