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tr.v. de·my·thol·o·gized, de·my·thol·o·giz·ing, de·my·thol·o·giz·es
1. To rid of mythological elements in order to discover the underlying meaning: demythologize biblical legends.
2. To remove the mysterious or mythical aspects from: "providing an antiheroic age with heroes suitably demythologized, yet also grand" (John Simon).
de′my·thol′o·gi·za′tion (-jĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. (Theology) to eliminate all mythical elements from (a piece of writing, esp the Bible) so as to arrive at an essential meaning
2. (Theology) to restate (a message, esp a religious one) in rational terms
ˌdemyˌthologiˈzation, ˌdemyˌthologiˈsation n
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de•my•thol•o•gize(ˌdi mɪˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz)
v.t. -gized, -giz•ing.
to divest of mythological attributes, as to permit clearer understanding.
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Past participle: demythologized
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|Verb||1.||demythologize - remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"|
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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demythologize[ˌdiːmɪˈθɒlədʒaɪz] VT → desmitificar
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vt → entmythologisieren
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