Definition of physiologize in US English:

physiologize

(also physiologise)

verb

  • 1no object To inquire into or consider natural causes and phenomena. Now rare.

  • 2no object To form physiological conclusions or theories; to conduct physiological research. Also with object: to interpret in physiological terms (in later use chiefly Psychology).

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688), philosopher and theologian. From physiology + -ize. Compare post-classical Latin phisiologizare.

Pronunciation

physiologize

/ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒʌɪz/