Definition of euphemize in English:

euphemize

Line breaks: eu¦phem|ize
(also euphemise)

verb

[with object]
  • Refer to (something unpleasant or embarrassing) by means of a euphemism: the song uses a vocabulary of euphemized profanity and obscenity [no object]: the impulse to euphemize is causing the syllables to multiply
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    • About the time they reached the door, Brent burst from it, screaming euphemized obscenities.
    • We are the Mr Clean society - devoted to eradicating every natural body odour and euphemizing every body function and its excretions.
    • It usually involves constructing imaginary walls around minorities and euphemizing the situation by describing it as a mosaic.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek euphēmizein 'use auspicious words' (see euphemism).

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