verb (used with object), di·chot·o·mized, di·chot·o·miz·ing.
to divide or separate into two parts, kinds, etc.
verb (used without object), di·chot·o·mized, di·chot·o·miz·ing.
to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy.
Also especially British, di·chot·o·mise.
Origin of dichotomize
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to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications
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