adjectivize

transitive verb
ad·​jec·​tiv·​ize | \ ˈa-jik-tə-ˌvīz\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of adjectivize

: to make an adjective of : form an adjectival derivative from

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First Known Use of adjectivize

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adjectivize

adjective entry 2 + -ize

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