darwinize

verb, often capitalized dar·win·ize

Definition of darwinize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to think in Darwinian terms or ways a philosopher with a tendency to Darwinize

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to convert to or imbue with a Darwinian point of view Ibsen was Darwinized to the extent of exploiting heredity on the stage — G. B. Shaw

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Origin and Etymology of darwinize

C. R. Darwin + English -ize


First Known Use: 1867


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