juvenilize

[joo-vuh-nl-ahyz]

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.

Nearby words

  1. juvenile rheumatoid arthritis,
  2. juvenile xanthogranuloma,
  3. juvenile-onset diabetes,
  4. juvenilia,
  5. juvenility,
  6. juventa fons,
  7. juventus,
  8. juvie,
  9. juxtaepiphysial,
  10. juxtaglomerular

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

Origin of juvenilize

First recorded in 1825–35; juvenile + -ize

Related formsju·ve·nil·i·za·tion, noun

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