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delabialize

[dee-ley-bee-uh-lahyz]Phonetics
verb (used with object), de·la·bi·al·ized, de·la·bi·al·iz·ing.
  1. to deprive (a sound) of labial character, as in unrounding a vowel.
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verb (used without object), de·la·bi·al·ized, de·la·bi·al·iz·ing.
  1. (of a speech sound) to lose its labial character.
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Origin of delabialize

First recorded in 1870–75; de- + labialize
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