verb (used with object), de·for·mal·ized, de·for·mal·iz·ing.

to make less formal; reduce the strictness, preciseness, etc., of.

Nearby words

  1. deforce,
  2. deforciant,
  3. deforest,
  4. deforestation,
  5. deform,
  6. deformation,
  7. deformed,
  8. deformed bar,
  9. deformeter,
  10. deformity

Also especially British, de·for·mal·ise.

Origin of deformalize

First recorded in 1875–80; de- + formalize

Related formsde·for·mal·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019