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Meaning of ANIMALIZE

Pronunciation:  'anumu`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
  2. [v]  make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman; "Life in the camps had brutalized him"
  3. [v]  represent in the form of an animal
 

ANIMALIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: animalise, animalise, brutalise, brutalize
 
 See Also: alter, change, interpret, represent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An"i*mal*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Animalized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Animalizing}.] [Cf. F. animaliser.]
1. To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in
   animal form. --Warburton.

2. To convert into animal matter by the processes of
   assimilation.

3. To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a
   lower animal; to sensualize.

         The unconscious irony of the Epicurean poet on the
         animalizing tendency of his own philosophy.
                                               --Coleridge.

 

 

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