[in-fuh n-tl-ahyz, -tahy-lahyz, in-fan-tl-ahyz]
- to keep in or reduce to an infantile state.
- to treat or regard as infantile or immature.
Also especially British, in·fan·til·ise.
Origin of infantilize
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