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.
- Also especially British, grang·er·ise .
- grang·er·ism, noun
- grang·er·i·za·tion, noun
- grang·er·iz·er, noun
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How to use grangerize in a sentence
Yet a new word was added to the language—“to grangerize”—on account of him.
British Dictionary definitions for grangerize
to illustrate (a book) by inserting prints, drawings, etc, taken from other works
to raid (books) to acquire material for illustrating another book
- grangerism, noun
- grangerization or grangerisation, noun
- grangerizer or grangeriser, noun
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