demythologize: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dē"mi-thol'u-jīz"), [key]
— v., -gized, -giz•ing.
- to divest of mythological or legendary attributes or forms, as in order to permit clearer appraisal and understanding: to demythologize the music dramas of Richard Wagner for modern listeners.
- to make less mysterious or mythical so as to give a more human character to: to demythologize the presidency.
- to separate mythological, legendary, or apocryphal elements from a writing, work of art, historical figure, etc.
- demythologize (Thesaurus)