[ joo-vuh-nl-ahyz ]

verb (used with object),ju·ve·nil·ized, ju·ve·nil·iz·ing.
  1. to make juvenile or immature: to juvenilize the classics for quick reading.

  2. to make suitable for or more appealing to children.

Origin of juvenilize

First recorded in 1825–35; juvenile + -ize
  • Also especially British, ju·ve·nil·ise .

Other words from juvenilize

  • ju·ve·nil·i·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby juvenilize

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