animalize

verb
an·​i·​mal·​ize | \ ˈa-nə-mə-ˌlīz How to pronounce animalize (audio) \
animalized; animalizing

Definition of animalize

transitive verb

1 : to represent in animal form
2 : to cause to be or act like an animal

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Other Words from animalize

animalization \ ˌa-​nə-​mə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce animalization (audio) \ noun

Examples of animalize in a Sentence

six months of solitary living in the jungle would animalize anyone
Recent Examples on the Web Sociologist Anthony Cortese found that in popular culture black women are often othered, animalized and exoticized, associating women of color with primitivity or wild sexuality. Katie Edwards, Washington Post, "How Beyoncé’s Virgin Mary imagery challenges racist, religious and sexual stereotypes," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of animalize

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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