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essentialize

[uh-sen-shuh-lahyz] /əˈsɛn ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), essentialized, essentializing.
1.
to extract the essence from; express the essence of.
Also, especially British, essentialise.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; essential + -ize
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  • Though unusually thoughtful, it nonetheless essentialize a movement which by its own admission is not altogether well defined.
  • The paper argues that predominant discourses perpetuate power imbalances and essentialize worker and migrant subjectivities.

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