[ sek-shoo-uh-lahyz or, especially British, seks-yoo- ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃu əˌlaɪz or, especially British, ˈsɛks yu- /
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verb (used with object), sex·u·al·ized, sex·u·al·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, sex·u·al·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM sexualizesex·u·al·i·za·tion, nounde·sex·u·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·sex·u·al·ized, de·sex·u·al·iz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for sexualize
/ (ˈsɛksjʊəˌlaɪz) /
to make or become sexual or sexually aware
to give or acquire sexual associations
Derived forms of sexualizesexualization or sexualisation, noun
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