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slenderize

[ slen-duh-rahyz ]
/ ˈslɛn dəˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), slen·der·ized, slen·der·iz·ing.

to make slender or more slender.
to cause to appear slender: dresses that slenderize the figure.

verb (used without object), slen·der·ized, slen·der·iz·ing.

to become slender.

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Also especially British, slen·der·ise .

Origin of slenderize

First recorded in 1920–25; slender + -ize
slen·der·i·za·tion [slen-der-uh-zey-shuhn], /ˌslɛn dər əˈzeɪ ʃən/, nounslen·der·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slenderize

slenderize

slenderise

/ (ˈslɛndəˌraɪz) /

verb

mainly US and Canadian to make or become slender
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