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sexualize

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

Definition of sexualize

sexualizedsexualizing

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



1839

First Known Use of sexualize

1839

Rhymes with sexualize

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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

Learn More about sexualize

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "sexualize"


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