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


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



To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation.


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.


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