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

transitive verb

: to invest with erotic significance or sexual feeling
erotization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of erotize was in 1936

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“Erotize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants or British erotise
erotized or British erotised; erotizing or British erotising
: to invest with erotic significance or sexual feeling
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