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tr.v. er·o·tized, er·o·tiz·ing, er·o·tiz·es
To imbue with erotic feeling or import.
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(ˈɛrəˌtaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to transform into erotic feeling
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Men's sexuality is visibly more depicted in films than that of women, which would translate an an intention of the filmmakers to erotize Homeland women.
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