from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To impart a spiritual nature to.
- transitive v. To invest with or treat as having a spiritual sense or meaning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make spiritual; to invoke spirituality.
- v. To refine intellectually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual character or tendency to.
- v. To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; opposed to literalize.
- v. To extract spirit.
- v. To convert into, or impregnate with, spirit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual character or tendency to.
- transitive v. To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; -- opposed to
- transitive v. To extract spirit from; also, to convert into, or impregnate with, spirit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make spiritual, or more spiritual; elevate above what is worldly or bodily.
- To infuse spirituality or life into; inform with spirit or life; animate.
- To draw a spiritual meaning from, or impart a spiritual meaning to; as, to spiritualize a text of Scripture.
- In chem.:
- To extract spirit from.
- To convert into spirit, or impart the properties of spirit to. Also spelled spiritualise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
- v. elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
- v. purify from the corrupting influences of the world
spiritual + -ize (Wiktionary)