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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Animalize  \An"i*mal*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Animalized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Animalizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  animaliser.] 
  1.  To  endow  with  the  properties  of  an  animal;  to  represent  in 
  animal  form  --Warburton. 
 
  2.  To  convert  into  animal  matter  by  the  processes  of 
  assimilation. 
 
  3.  To  render  animal  or  sentient;  to  reduce  to  the  state  of  a 
  lower  animal;  to  sensualize. 
 
  The  unconscious  irony  of  the  Epicurean  poet  on  the 
  animalizing  tendency  of  his  own  philosophy. 
  --Coleridge. 




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