exteriorize

verb
ex·te·ri·or·ize | \ ek-ˈstir-ē-ə-ˌrīz \
exteriorized; exteriorizing

Definition of exteriorize 

transitive verb

2 : to bring out of the body (as for surgery)

Other words from exteriorize

exteriorization \ek-ˌstir-ē-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

First Known Use of exteriorize

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about exteriorize

Share exteriorize

Statistics for exteriorize

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for exteriorize

The first known use of exteriorize was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for exteriorize

exteriorize

transitive verb
ex·te·ri·or·ize
variants: or British exteriorise \ek-ˈstir-ē-ə-ˌrīz \
exteriorized or British exteriorised; exteriorizing or British exteriorising

Medical Definition of exteriorize 

2 : to bring out of the body (as for surgery) the section of perforated colon was exteriorized

Other words from exteriorize

exteriorization or British exteriorisation \-ˌstir-ē-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

More from Merriam-Webster on exteriorize

See words that rhyme with exteriorize

Comments on exteriorize

What made you want to look up exteriorize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!