follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

demassify

[dee-mas-uh-fahy] /diˈmæs əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), demassified, demassifying.
1.
to cause (society or a social system) to become less uniform or centralized; diversify or decentralize:
to demassify the federal government.
2.
to break (something standardized or homogeneous) into elements that appeal to individual tastes or special interests:
to demassify the magazine industry into special-interest periodicals.
Also, de-massify.
Origin
de- + mass + -ify
Related forms
demassification, noun
demassifier, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for demassify

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for de

3
3
Scrabble Words With Friends