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verb (used with object), sen·su·al·ized, sen·su·al·iz·ing.
  1. to render sensual.
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Also especially British, sen·su·al·ise.

Origin of sensualize

First recorded in 1605–15; sensual + -ize
Related formssen·su·al·i·za·tion, nounun·sen·su·al·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sensualise

Historical Examples of sensualise

  • He assumes the right to give them his own colour, and may even, while professing to serve Christianity, sensualise its teaching.

    The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers

    Robert A. Watson

Word Origin and History for sensualise



1680s, from sensual + -ize. Related: Sensualized; sensualizing.

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