dentalize

[ den-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˈdɛn tlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), den·tal·ized, den·tal·iz·ing. Phonetics.

to change into or pronounce as a dental sound.

Nearby words

  1. dental surgeon,
  2. dental syringe,
  3. dental technician,
  4. dentalgia,
  5. dentalium,
  6. dentally,
  7. dentalman,
  8. dentary,
  9. dentate,
  10. dentate gyrus

Also especially British, den·tal·ise.

Origin of dentalize

First recorded in 1860–65; dental + -ize

Related formsden·tal·i·za·tion, noun

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