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animalize

or (especially British) animalise

[an-uh-muh-lahyz] /ˈæn ə məˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), animalized, animalizing.
1.
to excite the animal passions of; brutalize; sensualize.
2.
Fine Arts. to represent in animal form or endow with animal features.
Origin of animalize
1735-1745
1735-45; animal + -ize
Related forms
animalization, noun
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  • Then to animalize a substance, is only to destroy the obstacles that prevent its being active or sensible.

    The System of Nature, Volume 1 Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)
British Dictionary definitions for animalize

animalize

/ˈænɪməˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to rouse to brutality or sensuality or make brutal or sensual
Derived Forms
animalization, animalisation, noun
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