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  • adj. Regarded as ideal.
  • adj. Considered as an ideal form of something.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of idealized.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of idealise.
  • v. Alternative spelling of idealized.

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  • adj. exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence


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