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martyrize

[ mahr-tuh-rahyz ]
/ 藞m蓱r t蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mar路tyr路ized, mar路tyr路iz路ing.
to make a martyr of: The ancient Romans martyrized many Christians.
to torment.
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Also especially British, mar路tyr路ise .

Origin of martyrize

1400鈥50; late Middle English martirizen<Medieval Latin martyriz膩re.See martyr, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM martyrize

mar路tyr路i路za路tion, noun
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How to use martyrize in a sentence

  • As to you, my brave companion鈥(Mylio stops; his foot has struck the iron pincers that served to martyrize Karvel the Perfect).

  • They cut off their limbs and antenn忙 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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