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grangerize

[ greyn-juh-rahyz ]
/ 藞gre瑟n d蕭蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), grang路er路ized, grang路er路iz路ing.
to augment the illustrative content of (a book) by inserting additional prints, drawings, engravings, etc., not included in the original volume.
to mutilate (books) in order to get illustrative material for such a purpose.
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Also especially British, grang路er路ise .

Origin of grangerize

1880鈥85; after James Granger (1723鈥1776), English clergyman whose Biographical History of England (1769) was arranged for such illustration; see -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM grangerize

grang路er路ism, noungrang路er路i路za路tion, noungrang路er路iz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for grangerize

grangerize

grangerise

/ (藞伞re瑟nd蕭蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to illustrate (a book) by inserting prints, drawings, etc, taken from other works
to raid (books) to acquire material for illustrating another book

Derived forms of grangerize

grangerism, noungrangerization or grangerisation, noungrangerizer or grangeriser, noun

Word Origin for grangerize

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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