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animalize

[ an-uh-muh-lahyz ]
/ 藞忙n 蓹 m蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), an路i路mal路ized, an路i路mal路iz路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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Also especially British, an路i路mal路ise .

Origin of animalize

First recorded in 1735鈥45; animal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM animalize

an路i路mal路i路za路tion, noun
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How to use animalize in a sentence

  • 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)

British Dictionary definitions for animalize

animalize

animalise

/ (藞忙n瑟m蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to rouse to brutality or sensuality or make brutal or sensual

Derived forms of animalize

animalization or animalisation, noun
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