transitive verb
mor·​tal·​ize | \ ˈmȯ(r)tᵊlˌīz \

Definition of mortalize

: to make mortal : treat as mortal contemporary art mortalizes the immortals, stripping them of everything divine and noble— P. A. Sorokin

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“Mortalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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