metathesize

verb
me·​tath·​e·​size | \ mə-ˈta-thə-ˌsīz How to pronounce metathesize (audio) \

Definition of metathesize

transitive verb

: to subject to metathesis

First Known Use of metathesize

1939, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for metathesize

metathes(is) + -ize

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The first known use of metathesize was in 1939

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“Metathesize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metathesize. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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