demythologize

verb de·my·thol·o·gize \ ˌdē-mi-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of demythologize

transitive verb
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

demythologization

play \-ˌthä-lə-jə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

demythologizer

play \-ˈthä-lə-ˌjī-zər\ noun

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First Known Use of demythologize

1950


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