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[dee-mis-tuh-fahy] /diˈmɪs təˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), demystified, demystifying.
to rid of mystery or obscurity; clarify:
to demystify medical procedures.
Origin of demystify
1960-65; de- + mystify
Related forms
demystification, noun
demystifier, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for demystify


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to remove the mystery from; make clear
Derived Forms
demystification, noun
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Word Origin and History for demystify

1963; see de- + mystify. Related: Demystified; demystifying.

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