parabolize

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[ puh-rab-uh-lahyz ]
/ pəˈræb əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), pa·rab·o·lized, pa·rab·o·liz·ing.

to tell or explain in a parable or parables.

Nearby words

  1. parabole,
  2. parabolic,
  3. parabolic aerial,
  4. parabolic antenna,
  5. parabolic mirror,
  6. paraboloid,
  7. parabrake,
  8. parabulia,
  9. paracasein,
  10. paracel islands

Also especially British, pa·rab·o·lise.

Origin of parabolize

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1590–1600; < Late Latin parabol(a) parable + -ize

Related formspa·rab·o·li·za·tion, nounpa·rab·o·liz·er, noun

parabolize

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[ puh-rab-uh-lahyz ]
/ pəˈræb əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), pa·rab·o·lized, pa·rab·o·liz·ing.

to form as a parabola or paraboloid.
Also especially British, pa·rab·o·lise.

Origin of parabolize

2
First recorded in 1865–70; parabol(a) + -ize

Related formspa·rab·o·li·za·tion, nounpa·rab·o·liz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for parabolize

parabolize

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parabolise

/ (pəˈræbəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to explain by a parable

verb

(tr) to shape like a parabola or paraboloid
Derived Formsparabolization or parabolisation, noun

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