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defamiliarize

verb de·fa·mil·iar·ize \(ˌ)dē-fə-ˈmil-yə-ˌrīz\

Definition of DEFAMILIARIZE

transitive verb
:  to present or render in an unfamiliar artistic form usually to stimulate fresh perception
de·fa·mil·iar·i·za·tion \-ˌmil-yə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of DEFAMILIARIZE

1971

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