to excite the passions of; brutalize; sensualize.
Fine Arts. to represent in form or endow with features.
Contemporary Examples

Davis does not shy away from the negative consequences this animalization has had on black self-esteem, even to this day.
How Blacks Freed Themselves from Slavery Eric Herschthal February 17, 2014

Historical Examples

A discerning one might easily regard himself at present as the animalization of God.
Beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche

(transitive) to rouse to brutality or sensuality or make brutal or sensual


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