from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To turn outward; externalize: They exteriorized their feelings of sympathy by erecting monuments to the deceased.
- transitive v. Medicine To expose (an internal organ or body part), as in surgery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To externalize.
- v. To expose (an internal organ) for observation or surgery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as externalize.
- To transport to some place outside of and away from the source: said of the transfer of radioactivity from the radioactive substance itself to the walls of the containing vessel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bring outside the body for surgery, of organs
- v. make external or objective, or give reality to
exterior + -ize (Wiktionary)