lingualize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lingual +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

lingualize (third-person singular simple present lingualizes, present participle lingualizing, simple past and past participle lingualized)

  1. (linguistics) To make lingual.
    In a few cases, final r lingualizes the following t.
  2. (orthodontics) To cause or undergo lingualization.