spiritualize

[ spir-i-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əˌlaɪz /

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

to make spiritual.
to invest with a spiritual meaning.

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

Origin of spiritualize

First recorded in 1625–35; spiritual + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM spiritualize

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British Dictionary definitions for spiritualize

spiritualize

spiritualise

/ (ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make spiritual or infuse with spiritual content

Derived forms of spiritualize

spiritualization or spiritualisation, nounspiritualizer or spiritualiser, noun
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