spirantize

[ spahy-ruhn-tahyz ]
/ ˈspaɪ rənˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), spi·rant·ized, spi·rant·iz·ing.Phonetics.

to change into or pronounce as a spirant.

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Also especially British, spi·rant·ise .

Origin of spirantize

First recorded in 1895–1900; spirant + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM spirantize

spi·rant·i·za·tion, noun
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