[ lit-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈlɪt ər əˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), lit·er·al·ized, lit·er·al·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, lit·er·al·ise.
Related formslit·er·al·i·za·tion, nounlit·er·al·iz·er, nounun·lit·er·al·ized, adjective
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