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[fuh-nee-muh-sahyz, foh-]
verb (used with object), pho·ne·mi·cized, pho·ne·mi·ciz·ing.
  1. to transcribe into phonemic symbols.
  2. to analyze (a word, the sound structure of a language, etc.) by establishing its phonemes.
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Also especially British, pho·ne·mi·cise.

Origin of phonemicize

First recorded in 1935–40; phonemic + -ize
Related formspho·ne·mi·ci·za·tion, noun
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