- to excite the animal passions of; brutalize; sensualize.
- Fine Arts. to represent in animal form or endow with animal features.
Also especially British, an·i·mal·ise.
Origin of animalize
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Examples from the Web for animalize
Then to animalize a substance, is only to destroy the obstacles that prevent its being active or sensible.The System of Nature, Volume 1
Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)
- (tr) to rouse to brutality or sensuality or make brutal or sensual
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