sodomize

verb
sod·​om·​ize | \ ˈsä-də-ˌmīz How to pronounce sodomize (audio) \
sodomized; sodomizing

Definition of sodomize

transitive verb

: to perform sodomy on

First Known Use of sodomize

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sodomize

sodomy + -ize

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The first known use of sodomize was in 1868

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“Sodomize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodomize. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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sodomize

transitive verb
sod·​om·​ize | \ -ˌmīz How to pronounce sodomize (audio) \
sodomized; sodomizing

Medical Definition of sodomize

: to perform sodomy on

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