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

Definition of demystify

transitive verb

: to eliminate the mystifying features of

Other Words from demystify

demystification \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌmi-​stə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce demystify (audio) \ noun

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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First Known Use of demystify

1963, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2022

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“Demystify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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