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de·mys·ti·fy

 (dē-mĭs′tə-fī′)
tr.v. de·mys·ti·fied, de·mys·ti·fy·ing, de·mys·ti·fies
To make less mysterious; clarify: The biography demystified the senator's career.

de·mys′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·mys′ti·fi′er n.

demystify

(diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to remove the mystery from; make clear
deˌmystifiˈcation n

de•mys•ti•fy

(diˈmɪs təˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to rid of mystery; clarify.
[1960–65]
de•mys`ti•fi•ca′tion, n.
de•mys′ti•fi`er, n.

demystify


Past participle: demystified
Gerund: demystifying

Imperative
demystify
demystify
Present
I demystify
you demystify
he/she/it demystifies
we demystify
you demystify
they demystify
Preterite
I demystified
you demystified
he/she/it demystified
we demystified
you demystified
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Present Continuous
I am demystifying
you are demystifying
he/she/it is demystifying
we are demystifying
you are demystifying
they are demystifying
Present Perfect
I have demystified
you have demystified
he/she/it has demystified
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you have demystified
they have demystified
Past Continuous
I was demystifying
you were demystifying
he/she/it was demystifying
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you were demystifying
they were demystifying
Past Perfect
I had demystified
you had demystified
he/she/it had demystified
we had demystified
you had demystified
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Future
I will demystify
you will demystify
he/she/it will demystify
we will demystify
you will demystify
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Future Perfect
I will have demystified
you will have demystified
he/she/it will have demystified
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you will have demystified
they will have demystified
Future Continuous
I will be demystifying
you will be demystifying
he/she/it will be demystifying
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you will be demystifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demystifying
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he/she/it has been demystifying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demystifying
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he/she/it will have been demystifying
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you will have been demystifying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demystifying
you had been demystifying
he/she/it had been demystifying
we had been demystifying
you had been demystifying
they had been demystifying
Conditional
I would demystify
you would demystify
he/she/it would demystify
we would demystify
you would demystify
they would demystify
Past Conditional
I would have demystified
you would have demystified
he/she/it would have demystified
we would have demystified
you would have demystified
they would have demystified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.demystify - make less mysterious or remove the mystery from; "let's demystify the event by explaining what it is all about"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
mystify - make mysterious; "mystify the story"
Translations

demystify

[diːˈmɪstɪfaɪ] VTdesmitificar

demystify

[diːˈmɪstɪfaɪ] vt (= make clearer) → démystifier

demystify

demystify

[diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ] vtdemistificare
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Nothing could be more typical of Klein's constant balancing act between, on the one hand, the radicality of his clownish demystifications (here, his demonstration of the arbitrariness of market value) and, on the other, his recourse to a romantic mystification, resting on a traditional conception of art and "inspiration" (here, the ritualistic remotivation of his apparently arbitrary pricing by signifying that each work was actually the vessel of a unique and immaterial "pictorial sensibility").
Her analysis is set in the context of existing debates around French representations of the Occupation, particularly the tension between Gaullist interpretations of la France combattante and post-war demystifications of the Resistance myth.
What may be harder for some of us to deal with is the fact that Delany's demystifications are equally aimed at derailing the myths that the oppressed and their theorizers promulgate - myths that frequently homogenize and romanticize identity and experience in ways that rally emotions and sharpen allegiances but don't particularly promote deep understanding.