heathenize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

heathen +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

heathenize (third-person singular simple present heathenizes, present participle heathenizing, simple past and past participle heathenized)

  1. (transitive) To render heathen; to convert to heathenism.
    • 1698, Stephen Nye, An account of Mr. Firmin's religion
      The continuance of these unscriptural terms, without an exact application of them in sermons and catechisms, heathenizes all the common people, nay and great numbers of not unlearned persons.