cretinize

cretinize

(ˈkrɛtɪˌnaɪz) or

cretinise

vb (tr)
to cause (a person) to be a cretin or cretinous
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Unfortunately the central argument of the show entirely foundered by omitting any mention of Dali's latter-day desire to 'cretinize the public', which aim he achieved by becoming party to one of the greatest art swindles of all time, namely the signing of innumerable pieces of blank paper (for $1000 a pop, in cash).