eroticize

verb
erot·​i·​cize | \i-ˈrä-tə-ˌsīz \
eroticized; eroticizing

Definition of eroticize 

transitive verb

: to make erotic eroticize the male image

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Other Words from eroticize

eroticization \i-​ˌrä-​tə-​sə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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They’ve been eroticized by Botticelli and vilified by Dickens and Shakespeare since long before Jean Harlow played a home-wrecking seductress in the 1932 film Red Headed Woman. Lena Dunham, Vogue, "Lena Dunham Reveals Her Fiery Red Hair Transformation in Exclusive Polaroids," 18 Aug. 2017 Of course, politically incorrect racial fantasia aren’t the only eroticized taboo. Maureen O’connor, The Cut, "Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of eroticize

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eroticize was circa 1914

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eroticize

transitive verb
erot·​i·​cize
variants: or British eroticise \-​ˌsīz \
eroticized or British eroticised; eroticizing or British eroticising

Medical Definition of eroticize 

: to make erotic

Other Words from eroticize

eroticization or British eroticisation \i-​ˌrät-​ə-​sə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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