slenderize

[slen-duh-rahyz]

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.

Also especially British, slen·der·ise.

Origin of slenderize

First recorded in 1920–25; slender + -ize
Related formsslen·der·i·za·tion [slen-der-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌslɛn dər əˈzeɪ ʃən/, nounslen·der·iz·er, noun
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Related Words for slenderize

reduce, diet, slenderize

British Dictionary definitions for slenderize

slenderize

slenderise

verb

mainly US and Canadian to make or become slender
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Word Origin and History for slenderize
v.

1921, from slender + -ize. Related: Slenderized; slenderizing. As a verb, slender "make narrower" is from 1590s.

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