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rhotacize

[roh-tuh-sahyz] /ˈroʊ təˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), rhotacized, rhotacizing.
1.
to change (a sound) to an (r); subject to rhotacism.
2.
to pronounce (a vowel) with r-color.
verb (used without object), rhotacized, rhotacizing.
3.
to undergo rhotacism.
Also, especially British, rhotacise.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; rhotac(ism) + -ize
Related forms
rhotacization, noun
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