Tympanize Tym"pa*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tympanized; p. pr. & vb. n. Tympanizing.] To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum. [Obs.] ``Tympanized, as other saints of God were.'' --Oley.