/nay"zeuh luyz'/, v., nasalized, nasalizing. Phonet.
1. to pronounce as a nasal sound.
2. to pronounce normally oral sounds as nasal sounds.
Also, esp. Brit., nasalise.
[1840-50; NASAL1 + -IZE]

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