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demythologize

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verb de·my·thol·o·gize \ˌdē-mi-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz\

Definition of demythologize

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to divest of mythological forms in order to uncover the meaning underlying them <demythologize the Gospels>

  3. 2 :  to divest of mythical elements or associations

de·my·thol·o·gi·za·tion play \-ˌthä-lə-jə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
de·my·thol·o·giz·er play \-ˈthä-lə-ˌjī-zər\ noun


1950

First Known Use of demythologize

1950


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