Pronunciation: (i-pit'u-mīz"), [key]
—v.t., -mized, -miz•ing.
1. to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify: This meadow epitomizes the beauty of the whole area.
2. to make an epitome of: to epitomize an argument. Also, esp. Brit.,e•pit'o•mise".
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