decontextualize

[dee-kuh n-teks-choo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), de·con·tex·tu·al·ized, de·con·tex·tu·al·iz·ing.
  1. to remove (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) from a context: decontextualized works of art displayed in museums.

Origin of decontextualize

First recorded in 1975–80; de- + contextualize
Related formsde·con·tex·tu·al·i·za·tion, noun
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