Definition of animalize in English:

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animalize

Pronunciation: /ˈanəməˌlīz/

verb

[with object]
Make into or like an animal.
Example sentences
  • The ceremonial undressing and redressing, which Ian uses in an attempt to entice Cate, seems to replace and animalise their colloquial discourse.
  • The anthropomorphism of animals moves the two closer together, humanizing the animals and/or animalizing the humans.
  • The reader is compelled to include the Devil himself who conventionally appears with animalized features such as horns.

Derivatives

animalization

Pronunciation: /ˌanəmələˈzāSH(ə)n/
/ˌanəməˌlīˈzāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Injection of either Xenopus BMP - 4 mRNA (or its sea urchin equivalent) into a sea urchin egg results in animalization.
  • And, as Cary Wolfe and others have noted, the animalization of the Other is not confined to race.
  • A confusing dynamics of humanization of animals and animalization of humans follows, framing such a decadent process with paroxysmal contours.

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Syllabification: an·i·mal·ize

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