cretinize

cretinize

[kreet-n-ahyz or, esp. British, kret-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), cretinized, cretinizing.
to make or become cretinous; cause (a person) to be incapable of normal intelligence or sound judgment.
Also, especially British, cretinise.


Origin:
1855–60; cretin + -ize

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