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divine +‎ -ization


  • IPA(key): /ˌdɪvɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən/


divinization (countable and uncountable, plural divinizations)

  1. The act or process of making divine.
    • 1873, Matthew Arnold, Literature and Dogma
      the glorification and divinization of this natural bent of mankind
    • 1920, Edward Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., page 93:
      And farther back still in the evolutionary process we may trace [...] the divinisation of four-footed animals and birds and snakes and trees and the like[.]


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for divinization in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)