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juvenilize

[ joo-vuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈdʒu və nlˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), ju·ve·nil·ized, ju·ve·nil·iz·ing.

to make juvenile or immature: to juvenilize the classics for quick reading.
to make suitable for or more appealing to children.

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Also especially British, ju·ve·nil·ise .

Origin of juvenilize

First recorded in 1825–35; juvenile + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM juvenilize

ju·ve·nil·i·za·tion, noun
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