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demythologize

de·my·thol·o·gize

demythologize

 
pronunciation:
di mih tha l jaIz
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: demythologized, demythologizes, demythologizing
definition: to discount or do away with the mythological characteristics or mythical associations of, as in an attempt to arrive at a more realistic understanding.
Recent books have demythologized some old-time sports heroes.
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derivation: demythologization (n.)