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Animalize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AN'IMALIZE, v.t.
1. To give animal life to; to endow with the properties of animals.
2. To convert into animal matter.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: represent in the form of an animal [syn: animalize, animalise]
2: make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman; "Life in the camps had brutalized him" [syn: brutalize, brutalise, animalize, animalise]
3: become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling [syn: brutalize, brutalise, animalize, animalise]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1741 1. to represent in animal form 2. to cause to be or act like an animal animalization noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) 1 make (a person) bestial; sensualize. 2 convert to animal substance. Derivatives: animalization n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Animalize An"i*mal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animalized; p. pr. & vb. n. Animalizing.] [Cf. F. animaliser.] 1. To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form. --Warburton. 2. To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation. 3. To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize. The unconscious irony of the Epicurean poet on the animalizing tendency of his own philosophy. --Coleridge.



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