horizontalize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

horizontal +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

horizontalize (third-person singular simple present horizontalizes, present participle horizontalizing, simple past and past participle horizontalized)

  1. (transitive) To orient horizontally.
    • 2007, Sam Binkley, Getting loose: lifestyle consumption in the 1970s‎ - Page 224:
      If we remove the restrictions, the bone will want to horizontalize itself. It will go to the position that is "normal" — right for that structure.
  2. (euphemistic) kill, assassinate, execute

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