Definition of demythologize in English:

demythologize

Syllabification: de·my·thol·o·gize
Pronunciation: /ˌdēmiˈTHäləˌjīz
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Reinterpret (a subject or text) so that it is free of mythical or heroic elements: he undertakes to demythologize the man who has been for many the modern counterpart of St. Augustine
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    • ‘Stalin isn't subject to demythologizing, and this proves that he is alive,’ wrote Marina Koldovskaya in the liberal weekly magazine Novoye Vremya.
    • Man would be free, he said, if we could demythologize religion.
    • The ‘rape is violence’ feminists also sought to demythologise rape, to take away its special stigma.
  • 1.1Reinterpret what are considered to be mythological elements of (the Bible).
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    • The other side of his theology is demythologizing.
    • My way of demythologizing the case for public funding of stem-cell research will not, I fear, make much difference, even if plausible.
    • In the first part of the book, Stahl attempts to demythologize technology by demonstrating its implicit religious character.

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