antiquarianize

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antiquarian +‎ -ize

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antiquarianize (third-person singular simple present antiquarianizes, present participle antiquarianizing, simple past and past participle antiquarianized)

  1. (colloquial, dated, intransitive) To act the part of an antiquary.
    • 1901, Mary H. Debenham, Una's friends: their holiday in fairyland
      She talks to old women, and tracks rare flowers, and sketches and photographs and geologizes and antiquarianizes and gets burnt till she won't be fit to wear a low dress for a month, and looks uncommonly well on it all the time.

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