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grangerize

[greyn-juh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), grang·er·ized, grang·er·iz·ing.
  1. to augment the illustrative content of (a book) by inserting additional prints, drawings, engravings, etc., not included in the original volume.
  2. to mutilate (books) in order to get illustrative material for such a purpose.
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Also especially British, grang·er·ise.

Origin of grangerize

1880–85; after James Granger (1723–1776), English clergyman whose Biographical History of England (1769) was arranged for such illustration; see -ize
Related formsgrang·er·ism, noungrang·er·i·za·tion, noungrang·er·iz·er, noun
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  • Yet a new word was added to the language—“to grangerize”—on account of him.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for grangerize

grangerize

grangerise

verb (tr)
  1. to illustrate (a book) by inserting prints, drawings, etc, taken from other works
  2. to raid (books) to acquire material for illustrating another book
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Derived Formsgrangerism, noungrangerization or grangerisation, noungrangerizer or grangeriser, noun

Word Origin

C19: named after Joseph Granger, 18th-century English writer, whose Biographical History of England (1769) included blank pages for illustrations to be supplied by the reader
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