[ dee-mis-tuh-fahy ]
/ diˈmɪs təˌfaɪ /
verb (used with object), de·mys·ti·fied, de·mys·ti·fy·ing.
to rid of mystery or obscurity; clarify: to demystify medical procedures.
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Related formsde·mys·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mys·ti·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demystification
/ (diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to remove the mystery from; make clear
Derived Formsdemystification, noun
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Word Origin and History for demystification
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