DE SEXUALIZE

sexualize

[sek-shoo-uh-lahyz or, esp. British, seks-yoo-]
verb (used with object), sexualized, sexualizing.
to render sexual; endow with sexual characteristics.
Also, especially British, sexualise.


Origin:
1830–40; sexual + -ize

sexualization, noun
desexualize, verb (used with object), desexualized, desexualizing.
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sexualize or sexualise (ˈsɛksjʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become sexual or sexually aware
2.  to give or acquire sexual associations
 
sexualise or sexualise
 
vb
 
sexuali'zation or sexualise
 
n
 
sexuali'sation or sexualise
 
n

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