demystify


de·mys·ti·fy

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈmis-tə-ˌfī\

: to make (something) clear and easy to understand : to explain (something) so that it no longer confuses or mystifies someone

Full Definition of DEMYSTIFY

transitive verb
:  to eliminate the mystifying features of
de·mys·ti·fi·ca·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌmis-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of DEMYSTIFY

  1. The class is intended to demystify the process of using a computer.
  2. <a wine book that does a lot to demystify the subject for the casual drinker who just wants a good bottle for dinner>

First Known Use of DEMYSTIFY

1963

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