de contextualize

decontextualize

[dee-kuhn-teks-choo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), decontextualized, decontextualizing.
to remove (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) from a context: decontextualized works of art displayed in museums.

Origin:
1975–80; de- + contextualize

decontextualization, noun
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