Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
transitive verb[with object]
1Characterize (a quality or trait) as fundamental or intrinsic to a particular type of person or thing.
- ‘this approach is controversial because it could essentialize the ‘peaceful’ nature of women’
- 1.1Portray or explain (a particular type of person or thing) in terms of one or more stereotypical or supposedly intrinsic traits.
- ‘nineties culture, over time, has been essentialized into a few symbols’
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