verb (used with object), an·i·mal·ized, an·i·mal·iz·ing.
to excite the animal passions of; brutalize; sensualize.
Fine Arts. to represent in animal form or endow with animal features.
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debase, debauch, bastardize, dehumanize, vitiate, brutalize, deprave, stain, bestialize, demoralize, degrade
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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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