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To picture in the mind or to perceive; commonly misused by ascribing to the technique the act of making visible.
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v. visual·ized, visual·izing, visual·izes
a. To form a mental image of; envisage: tried to visualize the scene as it was described.
b. To engage in psychological visualization with regard to (pain or a body process, for example).
a. To render visible, as in an image or representation: "Movies have always been keen to visualize the gorier details of ocular trauma" (Dennis Lim)."Cloud chambers ... allowed scientists to visualize subatomic particles for the first time" (Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein).
b. To produce an image or visual representation of (an internal body part or action, for example) by radiological or other technology.
To form a mental image.
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1. To make visible.
2. To imagine or picture something in one's mind.
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