puritanize

verb, sometimes capitalized
pu·ri·tan·ize | \-ᵊnˌīz, -əˌnīz\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of puritanize 

intransitive verb

: to practice puritanism : conform to puritan beliefs

transitive verb

: to make puritan : give a puritan character to

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