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obelize

[ ob-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈɒb əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), ob·e·lized, ob·e·liz·ing.
to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus.
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Also especially British, ob·e·lise .

Origin of obelize

1605–15; <Greek obelízein, equivalent to obel(ós) obelus + -izein-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM obelize

ob·e·lism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obelize

obelize

obelise

/ (ˈɒbɪˌlaɪz) /

verb
(tr) to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus

Word Origin for obelize

C17: from Greek obelizein
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