Animalize



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

Then to animalize a substance, is only to destroy the obstacles that prevent its being active or sensible.
The System of Nature, Volume 1 Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D’Holbach)

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

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