verb (used with object), e·rot·i·cized, e·rot·i·ciz·ing.

to render or make erotic: a painting eroticized with voluptuous figures and symbols.

Also especially British, e·rot·i·cise.

Origin of eroticize

First recorded in 1910–15; erotic + -ize
Related formse·rot·i·ci·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for eroticize




(tr) to regard or present in a sexual way
Derived Formseroticization or eroticisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for eroticize

1914, from erotic + -ize. Related: Eroticized; eroticizing.

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