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martyrize

[ mahr-tuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈmɑr təˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), mar·tyr·ized, mar·tyr·iz·ing.

to make a martyr of: The ancient Romans martyrized many Christians.
to torment.

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Also especially British, mar·tyr·ise .

Origin of martyrize

1400–50; late Middle English martirizen<Medieval Latin martyrizāre.See martyr, -ize
mar·tyr·i·za·tion, noun
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  • As to you, my brave companion—(Mylio stops; his foot has struck the iron pincers that served to martyrize Karvel the Perfect).

  • They cut off their limbs and antennæ and often martyrize them to death with a rabidness that sadly resembles human sentiments!

    The Sexual Question|August Forel
  • Must such people come to the Sea to martyrize the sick and to vulgarize the majesty of the Sea, that wild and true grandeur?

    The Sea|Jules Michelet
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