erotize

verb
er·​o·​tize | \ ˈer-ə-ˌtīz How to pronounce erotize (audio) \
erotized; erotizing

Definition of erotize

transitive verb

: to invest with erotic significance or sexual feeling

Other Words from erotize

erotization \ ˌer-​ə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce erotize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of erotize

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Erotize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erotize. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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erotize

transitive verb
er·​o·​tize
variants: or British erotise \ ˈer-​ə-​ˌtīz How to pronounce erotize (audio) \
erotized or British erotised; erotizing or British erotising

Medical Definition of erotize

: to invest with erotic significance or sexual feeling

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