Definition of symptomize in English:


Line breaks: symp¦tom|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmptəmʌɪz
(also symptomise /ˈsɪmptəmʌɪz/)


[with object] chiefly North American
  • Be a symptom or sign of: hypothermia is symptomized by confusion, slurred speech, and stiff muscles
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    • It may be generations before the consequences symptomize themselves in social dysfunctions.
    • Instead of belligerence, symptomized by nose rings or tattoos, most of these kids give us the radiant inappropriateness of their erudition and fantasy.
    • But they nonetheless symptomize divisions that have grown out of a highly specific set of colonial - and postcolonial - histories.

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