Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To turn into or as if into a demon.
  • transitive verb To possess by or as if by a demon.
  • transitive verb To represent as evil or diabolic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To subject to the influence of demons; make like a demon; render demoniacal or diabolical.

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

  • transitive verb To convert into a demon; to infuse the principles or fury of a demon into.
  • transitive verb To control or possess by a demon.

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

  • verb American To turn into a demon.
  • verb American To describe or represent as evil or diabolic.

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

  • verb make into a demon

Etymologies

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From Medieval Latin daemonizo, from daemon + -izo. Compare Ancient Greek δαιμονίζομαι (daemonizomai, "to be possessed by a demon"), from δαίμων (deamon, "demon")

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