essentialize

[ uh-sen-shuh-lahyz ]
/ əˈsɛn ʃəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), es·sen·tial·ized, es·sen·tial·iz·ing.

to extract the essence from; express the essence of.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest
Also especially British, es·sen·tial·ise.

Origin of essentialize

First recorded in 1660–70; essential + -ize
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