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

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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“Puritanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puritanize. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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