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trivialize

[ triv-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藞tr瑟v i 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), triv路i路al路ized, triv路i路al路iz路ing.
to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc.
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Also especially British, triv路i路al路ise .

Origin of trivialize

First recorded in 1840鈥50; trivial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM trivialize

triv路i路al路i路za路tion, noun

Words nearby trivialize

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British Dictionary definitions for trivialize

trivialize

trivialise

/ (藞tr瑟v瑟蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to cause to seem trivial or more trivial; minimizehe trivialized his injuries

Derived forms of trivialize

trivialization or trivialisation, noun
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