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[suhb-stuh n-tuh-vahyz] /ˈsʌb stən təˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), substantivized, substantivizing.
to use (an adjective, verb, etc.) as a substantive; convert into a substantive:
a substantivized participle.
(transitive) to make (a word other than a noun) play the grammatical role of a noun in a sentence


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