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[ dis-i-loo-zhuh-nahyz ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˈlu ʒəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), dis·il·lu·sion·ized, dis·il·lu·sion·iz·ing.

to disillusion.

Nearby words

dishwashing, dishwater, dishy, disillusion, disillusioned, disillusionize, disillusionment, disimpassioned, disimprison, disincentive, disincentivize
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for disillusionize

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

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
  • At any rate, he would have been unspeakably cruel to disillusionize her.