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peculiarize

[ pi-kyool-yuh-rahyz ]
/ pɪˈkyul yəˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), pe·cu·liar·ized, pe·cu·liar·iz·ing.

to make peculiar, unusual, distinguished, etc.

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Also especially British, pe·cu·liar·ise .

Origin of peculiarize

First recorded in 1615–25; peculiar + -ize
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