de·​mys·​ti·​fy (ˌ)dē-ˈmi-stə-ˌfī How to pronounce demystify (audio)
demystified; demystifying; demystifies

transitive verb

: to eliminate the mystifying features of

Examples of demystify in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of demystify was in 1963

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“Demystify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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