transitive verb
variants: or detemporalize \ (ˈ)dē+ˈ-​ \

Definition of detemporize

: to dissociate from a particular historical time : make timeless war fiction that tries to disengage itself from its own historical background, to detemporize and depersonalize its time-bound characters— Robert Pick

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History and Etymology for detemporize

detemporize from de- + Latin tempor-, tempus time + English -ize; detemporalize from de- + temporalize

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“Detemporize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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