[ mith-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈmɪθ əˌsaɪz /
verb (used with object), myth·i·cized, myth·i·ciz·ing.
to turn into, treat, or explain as a myth.
Also especially British, myth·i·cise.
Origin of mythicize
1830–40; mythic + -ize
Related formsmyth·i·ci·za·tion, nounmyth·i·ciz·er, nounde·myth·i·ci·za·tion, nounde·myth·i·cize, verb (used with object), de·myth·i·cized, de·myth·i·ciz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for demythicize
/ (ˈmɪθɪˌsaɪz) /
(tr) to make into or treat as a myth
Derived Formsmythicization or mythicisation, nounmythicist, mythicizer or mythiciser, noun
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