Definition of sexualization in US English:


(British sexualisation)


  • See sexualize

    • ‘Early sexualization fits with early autonomization of children as consumers.’
    • ‘Hazing usually has an aspect of sexualization involved.’
    • ‘Hambley originally formed this group in order to present issues relating to topics like the freedom and sexualization of the female breast in our society.’
    • ‘It's totally irresponsible for us to accept the sexualization of these very young people, who are not armed with enough self-knowledge to protect themselves from the harm that misplaced sexual intentions can cause.’
    • ‘Their emergence signaled not the sexualization of the cheerleader - she was already plenty sexualized - but her evolution into a sex object that had nothing to do with the sports team.’