literalize

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literal +‎ -ize

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literalize (third-person singular simple present literalizes, present participle literalizing, simple past and past participle literalized)

  1. To make literal or prosaic
    • 2009, January 15, “Ben Ratliff”, in Club Jazz That Travels a Line Between Old Fashions and New Tastes[1]:
      The band seemed at the start to literalize a mysterious piece of writing; its structure was clear when this band played it.

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