puritanize

verb, sometimes capitalized pu·ri·tan·ize \-ənˌīz, -əˌnīz\

Definition of puritanize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to practice puritanism :  conform to puritan beliefs

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make puritan :  give a puritan character to

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Origin and Etymology of puritanize

1puritan + -ize


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