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spirantize

[spahy-ruh n-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), spi·rant·ized, spi·rant·iz·ing. Phonetics.
  1. 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
Related formsspi·rant·i·za·tion, noun
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