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sexualize

[ sek-shoo-uh-lahyz or, especially British, seks-yoo- ]
/ 藞s蓻k 蕛u 蓹藢la瑟z or, especially British, 藞s蓻ks yu- /
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verb (used with object), sex路u路al路ized, sex路u路al路iz路ing.
to render sexual; endow with sexual characteristics.
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Also especially British, sex路u路al路ise .

Origin of sexualize

First recorded in 1830鈥40; sexual + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM sexualize

sex路u路al路i路za路tion [sek-shoo-uh-lahy-zey-shuhn, seks-yoo-] /藢s蓻k 蕛u 蓹 la瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n, 藢s蓻ks yu-/ especially British, sex路u路al路i路sa路tion, nounde路sex路u路al路ize; especially British, de路sex路u路al路ise, verb (used with object), de路sex路u路al路ized, de路sex路u路al路iz路ing or (especially British) de路sex路u路al路ised, de路sex路u路al路is路ing.
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How to use sexualize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sexualize

sexualize

sexualise

/ (藞s蓻ksj蕣蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to make or become sexual or sexually aware
to give or acquire sexual associations

Derived forms of sexualize

sexualization or sexualisation, noun
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