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verb (used with object), dis·il·lu·sion·ized, dis·il·lu·sion·iz·ing.
  1. to disillusion.
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Also especially British, dis·il·lu·sion·ise.

Origin of disillusionize

First recorded in 1860–65; disillusion + -ize
Related formsdis·il·lu·sion·iz·er, dis·il·lu·sion·ist, noun
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Historical Examples of disillusionize

  • At any rate, he would have been unspeakably cruel to disillusionize her.

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    Rex Beach

  • I am sorry to disillusionize you, but I don't care a fig for balls and garden-parties and salons.