sexualize [sek′sho͞o ə līz΄]
sexualized, sexualizing
to make sexual; endow with sexual significance, feeling, etc.

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  • sexualize — 1839, from SEXUAL (Cf. sexual) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Sexualized; sexualizing …   Etymology dictionary

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  • sexualize — verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to The god was sexualized and married to another god Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender • Syn: ↑sexualise • Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify …   Useful english dictionary

  • sexualize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1839 to make sexual ; endow with a sexual character or cast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sexualize — sexualization, n. /sek shooh euh luyz / or, esp. Brit., /seks yooh /, v.t., sexualized, sexualizing. to render sexual; endow with sexual characteristics. Also, esp. Brit., sexualise. [1830 40; SEXUAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sexualize — sex·u·al·ize also Brit sex·u·al·ise seksh (ə )wə .līz, sek shə .līz vt, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing to make sexual: endow with a sexual character or quality sex·u·al·iza·tion also Brit sex·u·al·isa·tion .seksh (ə )wə lə zā shən n …   Medical dictionary