follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

exteriorize

[ik-steer-ee-uh-rahyz] /ɪkˈstɪər i əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), exteriorized, exteriorizing.
1.
to make exterior; externalize.
2.
Surgery. to expose (an internal structure) temporarily outside the body, for observation, surgery, or experimentation.
Also, especially British, exteriorise.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; exterior + -ize
Related forms
exteriorization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for exteriorize
  • Setting up the camera implied my request for the world to exteriorize and reveal its nature.
British Dictionary definitions for exteriorize

exteriorize

/ɪkˈstɪərɪəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
exteriorization, exteriorisation, noun

externalize

/ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make external; give outward shape to
2.
(psychol) to attribute (one's own feelings) to one's surroundings
Derived Forms
externalization, exteriorization, externalisation, exteriorisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
exteriorize in Medicine

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for exteriorize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for exteriorize

0
27
Scrabble Words With Friends