demythologize[dē′mi t̸häl′ə jīz′]
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transitive verb de·my·thol·o·gized, de·my·thol·o·giz·ing, de·my·thol·o·giz·es
- To rid of mythological elements in order to discover the underlying meaning: demythologize biblical legends.
- To remove the mysterious or mythical aspects from: “providing an antiheroic age with heroes suitably demythologized, yet also grand” (John Simon).
- deˌmy·tholˌo·gi·zaˈtion noun
- deˌmy·tholˈo·gizˌer noun