essentialize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

essential +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

essentialize ‎(third-person singular simple present essentializes, present participle essentializing, simple past and past participle essentialized)

  1. (transitive) To reduce to its essence.
    • 2007 July 21, Neela Banerjee, “Camp Joins Summer Fun With Teaching Hindu Faith”[1], New York Times:
      “This is an essentializing of Hinduism,” Ms. Narayanan said, “and the diversity of Hinduism in India is lost here.”

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