[ sek-shoo-uh-lahy-zey-shuhn, or, especially British, seks-yoo- ]

  1. the act of endowing with sexual characteristics, or of excessively emphasizing those characteristics:In the real world, the sexualization of girls isn't confined to beauty pageants.Parents and other concerned adults have begun grassroots campaigns to counteract sexualization in advertising.

Origin of sexualization

  • Also especially British, sex·u·al·i·sa·tion .

Words Nearby sexualization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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