transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- to give or attribute an external form or objective character outside the self to (states of mind, attitudes, etc.)
transitive verbex·te·ri·or·ized, ex·te·ri·or·iz·ing, ex·te·ri·or·iz·es
- To turn outward; externalize: They exteriorized their feelings of sympathy by erecting monuments to the deceased.
- Medicine To expose (an internal organ or body part), as in surgery.
(third-person singular simple present exteriorizes, present participle exteriorizing, simple past and past participle exteriorized)
exterior + -ize