anagrammatize


anagrammatize
anagrammatism /an'euh gram"euh tiz'euhm/, n.anagrammatist, n.
/an'euh gram"euh tuyz'/, v.t., v.i., anagrammatized, anagrammatizing.
to transpose into an anagram.
Also, esp. Brit., anagrammatise.
[1585-95; < Gk anagrammatízein to transpose letters, equiv. to ana- ANA- + grammat- (s. of grámma) letter + -izein -IZE]

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