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literalize

[ lit-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藞l瑟t 蓹r 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), lit路er路al路ized, lit路er路al路iz路ing.
to make literal; interpret literally.
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Also especially British, lit路er路al路ise .

Origin of literalize

First recorded in 1820鈥30; literal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM literalize

lit路er路al路i路za路tion, nounlit路er路al路iz路er, nounun路lit路er路al路ized, adjective
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