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triv·i·al·ize / ˈtrivēəˌlīz/ • v. [tr.] make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is: the problem was either trivialized or ignored by teachers. DERIVATIVES: triv·i·al·i·za·tion / ˌtrivēəliˈzāshən/ n.

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