(often initial capital letter)
[ at-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈæt əˌsaɪz /
verb (used without object), at·ti·cized, at·ti·ciz·ing.
to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements.
to favor or side with the Athenians.
verb (used with object), at·ti·cized, at·ti·ciz·ing.
to make conformable to Attic usage.
What Does “Musty” Literally Smell Like?The common cholesterol drug Lipitor was recently subject to a recall due to reports from consumers about a “musty” odor associated with the bottles. We aren’t interested in the drug — this post concerns stink, stench, aroma. Smell may be the hardest sense to describe in words, which is why we are eager to take a whiff. The sense of smell is known as olfaction …
Also especially British, at·ti·cise.
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