transitive verb ju·ve·nil·ize \ˈjüvənəlˌīz, -vnəl-\

Definition of juvenilize


  1. :  to restrain from normal development and maturation :  prolong the immaturity of chemicals that juvenilize insect larvae


\ˌjüvənələ̇ˈzāshən, -vnəl-, -əlˌīˈz-\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of juvenilize

juvenile + -ize

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to cast off or become cast off

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