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demystify

verb
     
de‧mys‧ti‧fy past tense and past participle demystified, present participle demystifying, third person singular demystifies [transitive]
to make a subject that seems difficult or complicated easier to understand, especially by explaining it in simpler language:
This book demystifies the male worlds of plumbing and carpentry.
demystification noun [uncountable]

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