Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sexualize

play
transitive verb sex·u·al·ize \ˈsek-sh(ə-)wə-ˌlīz, ˈsek-shə-ˌlīz\

Definition of sexualize

sexualized

sexualizing

  1. :  to make sexual :  endow with a sexual character or cast



1839

First Known Use of sexualize

1839


Medical Dictionary

sexualize

transitive verb sex·u·al·ize

Medical Definition of sexualize

sexualized

also British

sexualised

;

sexualizing

also British

sexualising

  1. :  to make sexual :  endow with a sexual character or quality

sexualization

also British

sexualisation

\ˌseksh-(ə-)wə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of sexualize

also British

sexualise

\ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-ˌlīz, ˈsek-shə-ˌlīz\play

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sexualize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to depart quickly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate acommodate accommodate accomodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ