verb, often capitalized
spar·​tan·​ize | \ -ᵊnˌīz\

Definition of spartanize

transitive verb

: to make Spartan in character : imbue with Spartan ideals tried to spartanize his whole household

intransitive verb

: to become Spartan in character : live in a Spartan manner

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Spartan entry 2 + -ize

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