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scandalize

[skan-dl-ahyz] /ˈskæn dlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), scandalized, scandalizing.
1.
to shock or horrify by something considered immoral or improper.
2.
Nautical. to spill the wind from or reduce the exposed area of (a sail) in an unusual manner.
Also, especially British, scandalise.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Late Latin scandalizāre < Late Greek skandalízein. See scandal, -ize
Related forms
scandalization, noun
scandalizer, noun
unscandalized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scandalise

scandalize

/ˈskændəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to shock, as by improper behaviour
Derived Forms
scandalization, scandalisation, noun
scandalizer, scandaliser, noun
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