eternalize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eternal +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

eternalize (third-person singular simple present eternalizes, present participle eternalizing, simple past and past participle eternalized)

  1. (transitive) To make eternal; to immortalize.
    • 2009 June 7, T. Coraghessan Boyle, “The Road Home”, New York Times:
      This occasions a flood of recollected sensory detail, Updike at his best, an eternalizing of the moment of that kiss which stands in defiance of age and decrepitude and the bone cancer winnowing Mamie in the prison of her reduced self.