UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌlemətaɪˈzeɪʃən/

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lem•ma•tize  (lemə tīz′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -tized, -tiz•ing. 
  1. Linguisticsto sort (the words in a list or text) in order to determine the headword, under which other words are then listed.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] lemma•tise′.  lem′ma•ti•zation, n. 
  • Greek lēmmat- (stem of lêmma; see lemma1) + -ize
  • 1965–70


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