Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making into an animal, or of endowing with animal attributes; the act of representing (a higher being) under the form of an animal, as bearing its characteristic part, or as having its lower instincts and tastes.
  • noun The process of rendering or of becoming animal or degraded in life or habits; the state of being under the influence of animal instincts and passions; brutalization; sensualization.
  • noun Conversion into animal matter by the process of assimilation.
  • noun The process of giving to vegetable fiber the appearance and quality of animal fiber. See animalize.
  • noun Population by animals; the number and kind of animals in a given place or region.
  • noun Also spelled animalisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of animalizing; the giving of animal life, or endowing with animal properties.
  • noun Conversion into animal matter by the process of assimilation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of animalizing; the giving of animal life, or endowing with animal properties.
  • noun Conversion into animal matter by the process of assimilation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a depiction in the form of an animal
  • noun an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities

Etymologies

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Compare French animalisation.

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