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metathesize

[ muh-tath-uh-sahyz ]
/ m蓹藞t忙胃 蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used with or without object), me路tath路e路sized, me路tath路e路siz路ing.
to cause to undergo or undergo metathesis.
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Also especially British, me路tath路e路sise .

Origin of metathesize

First recorded in 1915鈥20; metathes(is) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for metathesize

metathesize

metathesise

/ (m瑟藞t忙胃瑟藢sa瑟z) /

verb
to change or cause to change by metathesis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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