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epenthesize

[uh-pen-thuh-sahyz] /əˈpɛn θəˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), epenthesized, epenthesizing.
1.
to insert as an epenthetic sound.
Also, especially British, epenthesise.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; epenthes(is) + -ize
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