Definition of monachize in US English:

monachize

verb

rare
  • with object To make monastic.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin monachus monk + -ize. Compare post-classical Latin monachizare to make a monk, to become or behave like a monk, French monachiser to cause (a person) to be like a monk.

Pronunciation

monachize

/ˈmɒnəkʌɪz/