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maternalize

[muh-tur-nl-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), ma·ter·nal·ized, ma·ter·nal·iz·ing.
  1. to make maternal.
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Also especially British, ma·ter·nal·ise.

Origin of maternalize

First recorded in 1875–80; maternal + -ize
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