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decontextualize

[ dee-kuhn-teks-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藢di k蓹n藞t蓻ks t蕛u 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路con路tex路tu路al路ized, de路con路tex路tu路al路iz路ing.
to remove (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) from a context: decontextualized works of art displayed in museums.
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Origin of decontextualize

First recorded in 1975鈥80; de- + contextualize

OTHER WORDS FROM decontextualize

de路con路tex路tu路al路i路za路tion, noun
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