deverbalize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ verbalize

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈvɜː(ɹ)bəlaɪz/

Verb[edit]

deverbalize (third-person singular simple present deverbalizes, present participle deverbalizing, simple past and past participle deverbalized)

  1. (transitive) To make non-verbal; to strip of words.
    • 1976, Lauren B Resnick, The nature of intelligence:
      Attempts to make first culture-free and then culture-fair tests have largely been efforts to deverbalize intelligence.