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verb (used with object), criminalized, criminalizing.
to make punishable as a crime:
To reduce the graffiti on subway cars, he wants to criminalize the selling of spray paint to minors.
to make a criminal of:
Drug use has criminalized him.
verb (transitive)
to make (an action or activity) criminal
to treat (a person) as a criminal


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