pelorize

[ pel-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈpɛl əˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), pel·o·rized, pel·o·riz·ing.Botany.

to affect with peloria.

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Also especially British, pel·o·rise .

Origin of pelorize

First recorded in 1865–70; pelor(ia) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM pelorize

pel·o·ri·za·tion, noun
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