Definitions

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  • v. to neologize, to coin as a new word.
  • v. to modernize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To innovate; to coin or introduce new words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To innovate; specifically, to coin new words or phrases; neologize.

Etymologies

Since the 1870s; after Ancient Greek νεωτερίζω ("to (forcibly) innovate; to revolutionize") (an -ιζειν derivation of νεώτερος, the comparative of νέος "new")); neoteric + -ize. (Wiktionary)

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