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[ dee-mis-tuh-fahy ]

verb (used with object)

, de·mys·ti·fied, de·mys·ti·fy·ing.
  1. to rid of mystery or obscurity; clarify:

    to demystify medical procedures.


/ diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ /


  1. tr to remove the mystery from; make clear

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Derived Forms

  • deˌmystifiˈcation, noun

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Other Words From

  • de·mysti·fi·cation noun
  • de·mysti·fier noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of demystify1

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + mystify

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Example Sentences

A series of infographics and videos accompany the index to explain and demystify hydrogen fuel across a range of themes and issues.

From Digiday

Today, in the pages of Science and Science Advances, an army of researchers share the history of Bennu that they’ve managed to piece together so far—a story that may eventually help demystify our humble origins.

Being transparent about the effects applied can help to demystify the sometimes subtle tweaks that face retouching filters are making to our photos.

Since good advice is always better than a bad metaphor, we reached out to Brooklyn Track Club head coach Steve Finley to demystify the tempo run and give us a few workout suggestions.

Less than a month later, it is demystifying its controversial H-1B visa suspension.

From Quartz

People who are putting their face out there and declaring their bisexuality are helping demystify it.

Over the years I have had a desire to demystify wines for myself and others.

But we should try to demystify the military, and understand that many of its problems are not so unique.

She conveys the ugliest things with matter-of-factness, helping to demystify death.

The aim of the exercise, which will include critical introductions, is to "demystify" its messages.


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