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slenderize

[slen-duh-rahyz] /ˈslɛn dəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), slenderized, slenderizing.
1.
to make slender or more slender.
2.
to cause to appear slender:
dresses that slenderize the figure.
verb (used without object), slenderized, slenderizing.
3.
to become slender.
Also, especially British, slenderise.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; slender + -ize
Related forms
slenderization
[slen-der-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌslɛn dər əˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
slenderizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slenderize

slenderize

/ˈslɛndəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) to make or become slender
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Word Origin and History for slenderize
v.

1921, from slender + -ize. Related: Slenderized; slenderizing. As a verb, slender "make narrower" is from 1590s.

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