Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make sensual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications; to carnalize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make sensual; debase by carnal gratifications.
  • To indulge the appetites.
  • Also spelled sensualise.

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

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

Etymologies

sensual +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That the absence of feminine influence must tend to materialize, to sensualize, and to harden, must, we think, be admitted by all the thoughtful.

    Brave Men and Women

  • At the time of his death Michael Sorkin, New York architect and architecture critic for the Village Voice, described Buchsbaum as, "he remained true to modernism, but managed to sensualize it with soft and rich forms, textures and colors-his work was brilliant and his research, ongoing and open-minded."

    Media Newswire

  • In fact, I bet that once staff members of other cons read this article, you might actually be granted press access while others, who are generally known to sensualize it like, "Look at the freaks!", and we're a bunch of sex-crazed lunatics.

    Hartford Advocate: News

  • There are few exotic locales filmmakers fetishize and sensualize more than India, particularly (but not exclusively) Westerners smitten by the country's sweaty, colorful surroundings.

    www.philadelphiaweekly.com Philadelphia Weekly

  • What! shall our senses alwafys possess the power, in some sort, to sensualize the soul, and our souls never be A Taste for Demtion, 195 be able to spiritualize the sennes?

    Sermons translated from the original French of the late Rev. James Saurin, pastor of the French church at the Hague

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