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obelize

[ob-uh-lahyz] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), obelized, obelizing.
1.
to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus.
Also, especially British, obelise.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Greek obelízein, equivalent to obel(ós) obelus + -izein -ize
Related forms
obelism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obelize

obelize

/ˈɒbɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus
Word Origin
C17: from Greek obelizein
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