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martyrize

[mahr-tuh-rahyz] /ˈmɑr təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), martyrized, martyrizing.
1.
to make a martyr of:
The ancient Romans martyrized many Christians.
2.
to torment.
Also, especially British, martyrise.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English martirizen < Medieval Latin martyrizāre. See martyr, -ize
Related forms
martyrization, noun
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