es·​sen·​tial·​ize | \ i-ˈsen(t)-shə-ˌlīz How to pronounce essentialize (audio) \
essentialized; essentializing

Definition of essentialize

transitive verb

: to express or formulate in essential form : reduce to essentials

Examples of essentialize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The design seemed to essentialize a human will to beauty as a matter of workaday routine: ordinary ecstasy. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Metropolitan Museum at a Hundred and Fifty," 23 Nov. 2020 Worse examples: resystematize, transparentize, essentialize, rightsize, dichotomize. Gary Gilson, Star Tribune, "Write like you are telling a story to a friend," 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of essentialize

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Essentialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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