demythologize


de·my·thol·o·gize

transitive verb \ˌdē-mi-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz\

Definition of DEMYTHOLOGIZE

1
:  to divest of mythological forms in order to uncover the meaning underlying them <demythologize the Gospels>
2
:  to divest of mythical elements or associations
de·my·thol·o·gi·za·tion \-ˌthä-lə-jə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
de·my·thol·o·giz·er \-ˈthä-lə-ˌjī-zər\ noun

First Known Use of DEMYTHOLOGIZE

1950

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