verb (used with object), spir·it·u·al·ized, spir·it·u·al·iz·ing.

to make spiritual.
to invest with a spiritual meaning.

Also especially British, spir·it·u·al·ise.

Origin of spiritualize

First recorded in 1625–35; spiritual + -ize
Related formsspir·it·u·al·i·za·tion, nounspir·i·tu·al·iz·er, nounde·spir·it·u·al·i·za·tion, nounde·spir·it·u·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·spir·it·u·al·ized, de·spir·it·u·al·iz·ing.re·spir·it·u·al·ize, verb (used with object), re·spir·it·u·al·ized, re·spir·it·u·al·iz·ing.un·spir·i·tu·al·ized, adjectiveun·spir·i·tu·al·iz·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for spiritualization

Historical Examples of spiritualization

  • Soul must be God; since we learn Soul only as we learn God, by spiritualization.

    Unity of Good

    Mary Baker Eddy

  • This is not technic, not method even; it is the spiritualization of playing.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower

  • Beauty is, then, a phenomenon belonging to the spiritualization of matter.

    Amiel's Journal

    Henri-Frdric Amiel

  • Freud has called this spiritualization of natural forces by a term borrowed from chemistry.

    Outwitting Our Nerves

    Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury

  • Every appulse of life against matter means an added push in the direction of spiritualization.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

British Dictionary definitions for spiritualization




(tr) to make spiritual or infuse with spiritual content
Derived Formsspiritualization or spiritualisation, nounspiritualizer or spiritualiser, noun
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