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/ 瑟k藞st蓻m p蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used without object), ex路tem路po路rized, ex路tem路po路riz路ing.
to speak extemporaneously: He can extemporize on any of a number of subjects.
to sing, or play on an instrument, composing the music as one proceeds; improvise.
to do or manage something in a makeshift way.
verb (used with object), ex路tem路po路rized, ex路tem路po路riz路ing.
to make or devise extempore.
Music. to compose offhand; improvise.
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Also especially British, ex路tem路po路rise .

Origin of extemporize

First recorded in 1635鈥45; extempore + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM extemporize

ex路tem路po路ri路za路tion, nounex路tem路po路riz路er, noun
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How to use extemporize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for extemporize



/ (瑟k藞st蓻mp蓹藢ra瑟z) /

to perform, speak, or compose (an act, speech, piece of music, etc) without planning or preparation
to use (a temporary solution) for an immediate need; improvise

Derived forms of extemporize

extemporization or extemporisation, nounextemporizer or extemporiser, noun
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