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scandalize

[ skan-dl-ahyz ]
/ 藞sk忙n dl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), scan路dal路ized, scan路dal路iz路ing.
to shock or horrify by something considered immoral or improper.
Nautical. to spill the wind from or reduce the exposed area of (a sail) in an unusual manner.
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Also especially British, scan路dal路ise .

Origin of scandalize

1480鈥90; <Late Latin scandaliz膩re<Late Greek skandal铆zein.See scandal, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM scandalize

scan路dal路i路za路tion, nounscan路dal路iz路er, nounun路scan路dal路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scandalize

scandalize

scandalise

/ (藞sk忙nd蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to shock, as by improper behaviour

Derived forms of scandalize

scandalization or scandalisation, nounscandalizer or scandaliser, noun
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