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maternalize

[ muh-tur-nl-ahyz ]
/ m蓹藞t蓽r nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ma路ter路nal路ized, ma路ter路nal路iz路ing.
to make maternal.
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Also especially British, ma路ter路nal路ise .

Origin of maternalize

First recorded in 1875鈥80; maternal + -ize
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