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parabolize1

[puh-rab-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), pa·rab·o·lized, pa·rab·o·liz·ing.
  1. to tell or explain in a parable or parables.
Also especially British, pa·rab·o·lise.

Origin of parabolize1

1590–1600; < Late Latin parabol(a) parable + -ize
Related formspa·rab·o·li·za·tion, nounpa·rab·o·liz·er, noun

parabolize2

[puh-rab-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), pa·rab·o·lized, pa·rab·o·liz·ing.
  1. to form as a parabola or paraboloid.
Also especially British, pa·rab·o·lise.

Origin of parabolize2

First recorded in 1865–70; parabol(a) + -ize
Related formspa·rab·o·li·za·tion, nounpa·rab·o·liz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for parabolize

parabolize1

parabolise

verb
  1. (tr) to explain by a parable

parabolize2

parabolise

verb
  1. (tr) to shape like a parabola or paraboloid
Derived Formsparabolization or parabolisation, noun
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