[pik-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr-]

verb (used with object), pic·to·ri·al·ized, pic·to·ri·al·iz·ing.

to make pictorial; illustrate or represent with or as if with pictures.

Also especially British, pic·to·ri·al·ise.

Origin of pictorialize

First recorded in 1865–70; pictorial + -ize
Related formspic·to·ri·al·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·pic·to·ri·al·ize, verb, o·ver·pic·to·ri·al·ized, o·ver·pic·to·ri·al·iz·ing.un·pic·to·ri·al·ize, verb (used with object), un·pic·to·ri·al·ized, un·pic·to·ri·al·iz·ing.
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