verb phys·i·ol·o·gize \-ˌjīz\

Definition of physiologize


  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to enquire into or theorize on natural phenomena

  3. 2 :  to formulate theories or explanations in accord with physiology

  4. transitive verb
  5. archaic :  to explain (as a phenomenon) in terms of natural laws

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Origin and Etymology of physiologize

physiology + -ize

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a trip made at another's expense

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