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literalize

[lit-er-uh-lahyz] /ˈlɪt ər əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), literalized, literalizing.
1.
to make literal; interpret literally.
Also, especially British, literalise.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; literal + -ize
Related forms
literalization, noun
literalizer, noun
unliteralized, adjective
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