pleasurization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pleasure +‎ -ization

Noun[edit]

pleasurization (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The act of pleasurizing.
    • 1987, Robert MacCarter, Building Machines, Princeton Architectural Press, →ISBN, page 62,
      The transit of a nail through a plank, the compression of a column of steel, the tense stretch of aluminum skin, the modulation of a breeze, the framing of a view, the pleasurization of a place form the metrics of the built machine.
    • 2002, Richard Dyer, Only Entertainment, Routledge, →ISBN, page 179,
      For entertainment to wax, do we need drudgery, pain and dreariness to expand, to provide a base from which to escape? Should we not welcome the pleasurization of all aspects of life, even if only, for now, for a minority of the world's population?
    • 2005, Steven Digman, The Art of Women...and other troubles, Digman's Violin & Publishing Co, →ISBN, pages 34-35,
      Abnormally, Helen would never accept any unsolicited material, but this one, "Samuel's Fantasy," had somehow found its way onto Helen's bed (the bed being where she read). So Helen (making herself comfortable) - read. Certainly the title was neither profound nor unique but the first chapter definitely was: The Pleasurization Process...
    • 2007, Rick Douglass, Broken Families, Broken Homes: Protecting your Family from the Epidemic of Divorce, AuthorHouse, →ISBN, page 54,
      Self pleasurization (new word for Mr. Webster) in favor of a sexual relationship.