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[ih-tur-nl-ahyz] /ɪˈtɜr nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), eternalized, eternalizing.
to eternize.
Also, especially British, eternalise.
Origin of eternalize
1610-20; eternal + -ize Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The thirst of eternity is what is called love among men, and whosoever loves another wishes to eternalize himself in him.

    Tragic Sense Of Life Miguel de Unamuno
  • Every family had its own, dead or alive, oftener dead, and wanted to eternalize his features.

    Pierre and Luce Romain Rolland
  • Oh, to prolong this blissful moment, to sleep, to eternalize oneself in it!

    Tragic Sense Of Life Miguel de Unamuno
British Dictionary definitions for eternalize


verb (transitive)
to make eternal
to make famous for ever; immortalize
Derived Forms
eternalization, eternization, eternalisation, eternisation, noun
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