heathenize

heathenize

[hee-thuh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), heathenized, heathenizing.
1.
to make heathen.
verb (used without object), heathenized, heathenizing.
2.
to become heathen.
Also, especially British, heathenise.


Origin:
1675–85; heathen + -ize

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heathenize or heathenise (ˈhiːðəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to render or become heathen, or bring or come under heathen influence
2.  (intr) to engage in heathen practices
 
heathenise or heathenise
 
vb

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