Definition of animalize in English:

animalize

(also animalise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Make into or like an animal.

    • ‘The ceremonial undressing and redressing, which Ian uses in an attempt to entice Cate, seems to replace and animalise their colloquial discourse.’
    • ‘Want to know why the parents in The Grandmother speak in animalized yelps?’
    • ‘The reader is compelled to include the Devil himself who conventionally appears with animalized features such as horns.’
    • ‘The anthropomorphism of animals moves the two closer together, humanizing the animals and/or animalizing the humans.’

Pronunciation

animalize

/ˈanɪm(ə)lʌɪz/