epenthesize

[ uh-pen-thuh-sahyz ]
/ əˈpɛn θəˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), ep·en·the·sized, ep·en·the·siz·ing.

to insert as an epenthetic sound.

Nearby words

  1. ependymitis,
  2. ependymoblast,
  3. ependymocyte,
  4. ependymoma,
  5. epenthesis,
  6. epenthetic,
  7. epergne,
  8. epexegesis,
  9. epexegetic,
  10. epg

Also especially British, ep·en·the·sise.

Origin of epenthesize

First recorded in 1875–80; epenthes(is) + -ize

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