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tr.v. mar·ble·ized, mar·ble·iz·ing, mar·ble·iz·es
To marble.
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(ˈmɑːbəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to give a marble-like appearance to (something)
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(ˈmɑr bəl)

n., adj., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. metamorphosed limestone that consists chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, occurs in a wide range of colors and variegations, takes a high polish, and is used esp. in sculpture and architecture.
2. a sculptural work in marble.
3. something resembling marble, as in hardness: a heart of marble.
4. a little ball usu. made of glass or agate for use in games.
5. marbles, (used with a sing. v.) any of various games for children played with marbles on a marked area of the ground.
6. marbles, Slang. wits; common sense: to lose one's marbles.
7. consisting of or resembling marble.
8. to color or stain in imitation of variegated marble: to marble the edges of a book.
[1150–1200; variant of Old English marmel < Latin marmor < Greek mármaros]
mar′bler, n.
mar′bly, adj.
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Verb1.marbleize - make something look like marblemarbleize - make something look like marble; "marbleize the fireplace"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
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When he marbleizes, Melee is channeling Pollock (and Stewart) by way of Warhol (that master of polyvalent meaning), who may have been the first artist to co-opt Pollock's macho paint-flinging with his "Oxidization Paintings." Yet even in his referencing of such still-influential artists, Melee alerts us to the fact that everyone succumbs to "the sleep of reason" at some point.