culturize

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culture +‎ -ize

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culturize ‎(third-person singular simple present culturizes, present participle culturizing, simple past and past participle culturized)

  1. (transitive) To adapt to the rules or norms of a culture; to make cultural.
    • 1993, Michael T. McGuire, Human nature and the new Europe (page 84)
      However, all those social principles we share with other animals have been thoroughly culturized. The process of culturization has enriched them and given them meaning, but has not obscured the basic animal characteristics.

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