verb (used with object), top·i·cal·ized, top·i·cal·iz·ing. Linguistics.
to introduce as, convert into, or mark as the topic of a sentence.
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- topic sentence,
- topical anesthesia,
Also especially British, top·i·cal·ise.
Origin of topicalize
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