exteriorize

verb

ex·​te·​ri·​or·​ize ek-ˈstir-ē-ə-ˌrīz How to pronounce exteriorize (audio)
exteriorized; exteriorizing

transitive verb

1
2
: to bring out of the body (as for surgery)
exteriorization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of exteriorize was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Exteriorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exteriorize. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

exteriorize

transitive verb
ex·​te·​ri·​or·​ize
variants or British exteriorise
exteriorized or British exteriorised; exteriorizing or British exteriorising
1
2
: to bring out of the body (as for surgery)
the section of perforated colon was exteriorized
exteriorization noun
or British exteriorisation
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