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  • v. To make physical or materialistic, as opposed to spiritual

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make carnal; to debase to carnality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make carnal; debase to carnality.

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

  • v. represent materialistically, as in a painting or a sculpture
  • v. ascribe to an origin in sensation
  • v. debase through carnal gratification


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  • Are paintings and carvings less likely to carnalize our hearts in our halls and banqueting-rooms than in our chapels?

    The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 An Historical Novel

  • The former have been regarded, like their corresponding mental passions, as something of a lower and baser nature, tending to degrade and carnalize man by their physical appetites.

    Reasoned Audacity


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