spiritualize

[spir-i-choo-uh-lahyz] /ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), spiritualized, spiritualizing.
1.
to make spiritual.
2.
to invest with a spiritual meaning.
Also, especially British, spiritualise.
Origin
1625–35; spiritual + -ize
Related forms
spiritualization, noun
spiritualizer, noun
despiritualization, noun
despiritualize, verb (used with object), despiritualized, despiritualizing.
respiritualize, verb (used with object), respiritualized, respiritualizing.
unspiritualized, adjective
unspiritualizing, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for spiritualize
spiritualize or spiritualise (ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to make spiritual or infuse with spiritual content
 
spiritualise or spiritualise
 
vb
 
spirituali'zation or spiritualise
 
n
 
spirituali'sation or spiritualise
 
n
 
'spiritualizer or spiritualise
 
n
 
'spiritualiser or spiritualise
 
n

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