An"i*mal*ize (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animalized (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Animalizing.] [Cf. F. animaliser.]

1.

To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form.

Warburton.

2.

To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation.

3.

To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize.

The unconscious irony of the Epicurean poet on the animalizing tendency of his own philosophy. Coleridge.

 

© Webster 1913.

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