detemporize

transitive verb
de·temporize
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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