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Meaning of SPIRITUALIZE

Pronunciation:  'spirichoou`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
  2. [v]  purify from the corrupting influences of the world; "During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"
  3. [v]  elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
 

SPIRITUALIZE is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: glorify, spiritualise, spiritualise, transfigure
 
 Antonyms: literalise, literalize
 
 See Also: alter, change, construe, interpret, purge, purify, sanctify, see

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spir"it*u*al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Spiritualized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spiritualizing}.] [Cf. F.
spiritualiser.]
1. To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the
   corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual
   character or tendency to; as, to spiritualize soul.

         This seen in the clear air, and the whole
         spiritualized by endless recollections, fills the
         eye and the heart more forcibly than I can find
         words to say.                         --Carlyle.

2. To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual
   sense; -- opposed to {literalize}.

3. (Old Chem.) To extract spirit from; also, to convert into,
   or impregnate with, spirit.

 

 

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