verb (used with object), de·mys·ti·fied, de·mys·ti·fy·ing.

to rid of mystery or obscurity; clarify: to demystify medical procedures.

Origin of demystify

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + mystify
Related formsde·mys·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mys·ti·fi·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for demystify

Contemporary Examples of demystify

British Dictionary definitions for demystify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to remove the mystery from; make clear
Derived Formsdemystification, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for demystify

1963; see de- + mystify. Related: Demystified; demystifying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper