monophthongize

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monophthong +‎ -ize

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monophthongize (third-person singular simple present monophthongizes, present participle monophthongizing, simple past and past participle monophthongized)

  1. (transitive, linguistics) To change to a monophthong (as by removing a vowel).
  2. (intransitive, linguistics) To become a monophthong.

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