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adjectivize

[aj-ik-ti-vahyz] /ˈædʒ ɪk tɪˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), adjectivized, adjectivizing.
1.
Grammar. to make into an adjective, as by adding a suffix:
The noun mirth can be adjectivized by adding -ful or -less to form the adjectives mirthful and mirthless.
2.
to apply adjectives to; describe:
He tends to adjectivize himself as loyal and trustworthy, but that is far from accurate.
verb (used without object), adjectivized, adjectivizing.
3.
to overdescribe:
She adjectivizes in agonizing detail, using three adjectives where even one would be superfluous.
Also, especially British, adjectivise.
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adjectivization, noun
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