exteriorize

[ik-steer-ee-uh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), exteriorized, exteriorizing.
1.
2.
Surgery. to expose (an internal structure) temporarily outside the body, for observation, surgery, or experimentation.
Also, especially British, exteriorise.


Origin:
1875–80; exterior + -ize

exteriorization, noun
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exteriorize or exteriorise (ɪkˈstɪərɪəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  surgery to expose (an attached organ or part) outside a body cavity, esp in order to remove it from an operating area
2.  another word for externalize
 
exteriorise or exteriorise
 
vb
 
exteriori'zation or exteriorise
 
n
 
exteriori'sation or exteriorise
 
n

externalize, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise (ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlaɪz, ɪkˈstɪərɪəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make external; give outward shape to
2.  psychol to attribute (one's own feelings) to one's surroundings
 
exteriorize, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
vb
 
externalise, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
vb
 
exteriorise, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
vb
 
externali'zation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n
 
exteriori'zation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n
 
externali'sation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n
 
exteriori'sation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n

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exteriorize ex·te·ri·or·ize (ĭk-stēr'ē-ə-rīz')
v. ex·te·ri·or·ized, ex·te·ri·or·iz·ing, ex·te·ri·or·iz·es

  1. To turn outward; externalize.

  2. To direct a patient's interest, thoughts, or feelings into a channel leading outside himself or herself.

  3. To expose an internal organ temporarily for observation, or permanently for physiological experiment or surgery.

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Setting up the camera implied my request for the world to exteriorize and reveal its nature.
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