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devocalize

[dee-voh-kuh-lahyz] /diˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), devocalized, devocalizing. Phonetics
1.
to devoice.
2.
to convert (a speech sound) from a vowel to a glide.
Also, especially British, devocalise.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; de- + vocalize
Related forms
devocalization, noun
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