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spirantize

[ spahy-ruhn-tahyz ]
/ 藞spa瑟 r蓹n藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), spi路rant路ized, spi路rant路iz路ing.Phonetics.
to change into or pronounce as a spirant.
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Also especially British, spi路rant路ise .

Origin of spirantize

First recorded in 1895鈥1900; spirant + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM spirantize

spi路rant路i路za路tion, noun
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