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tr.v. an·i·mal·ized, an·i·mal·iz·ing, an·i·mal·iz·es
1. To cause (another) to behave like an animal.
2. To depict or represent in the form of an animal.
an′i·mal·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(tr) to rouse to brutality or sensuality or make brutal or sensual
ˌanimaliˈzation, ˌanimaliˈsation n
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an•i•mal•ize(ˈæn ə məˌlaɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to excite the animal passions of; brutalize; sensualize.
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Past participle: animalized
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|Verb||1.||animalize - represent in the form of an animal|
|2.||animalize - make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman; "Life in the camps had brutalized him"|
|3.||animalize - become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
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