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tr.v. fet·ish·ized, fet·ish·iz·ing, fet·ish·iz·es
To make a fetish of: fetishized bare feet; fetishized a diet free of processed sugar.


(ˈfɛtɪʃˌaɪz) ,




(Psychology) (tr) to be excessively or irrationally devoted to (an object, activity, etc)
ˌfetishiˈzation, ˌfetishiˈsation n


(ˈfɛt ɪˌʃaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make a fetish of.
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Verb1.fetishize - make a fetish of
adore - love intensely; "he just adored his wife"
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Every women at this party was a long-time feminist, hip to the most sophisticated analysis of the fetishization of youth and the oppressive demands Western culture puts on women.
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Adorno argues that fetishization of cultural commodities leads to a sacrifice of individuality and the debasing of humanity.
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