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spirantize

[spahy-ruh n-tahyz] /ˈspaɪ rənˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), spirantized, spirantizing. Phonetics
1.
to change into or pronounce as a spirant.
Also, especially British, spirantise.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; spirant + -ize
Related forms
spirantization, noun
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