[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for sexualize
This maternal sensuality, she adds, is in no way an attempt to sexualize her children or herself.Elinor Carucci Captures the Messy, Beautiful Reality of Motherhood|Amy Zimmerman|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here, Donigan seems to sexualize their work, and inject some gender and power issues into their art-about-art premises.
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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