infantilized

infantilize

[in-fuhn-tl-ahyz, -tahy-lahyz, in-fan-tl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), infantilized, infantilizing.
1.
to keep in or reduce to an infantile state.
2.
to treat or regard as infantile or immature.
Also, especially British, infantilise.


Origin:
1940–45; infantile + -ize, or by back formation from infantilization

infantilization, noun
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