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cretinize

[kreet-n-ahyz or, esp. British, kret-] /ˈkrit nˌaɪz or, esp. British, ˈkrɛt-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), cretinized, cretinizing.
1.
to make or become cretinous; cause (a person) to be incapable of normal intelligence or sound judgment.
Also, especially British, cretinise.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; cretin + -ize
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