unsensualize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ sensualize

Verb[edit]

unsensualize ‎(third-person singular simple present unsensualizes, present participle unsensualizing, simple past and past participle unsensualized)

  1. (transitive) To elevate from the domain of the senses; to purify.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      Hence the soft couch, and many-colour'd robe,
      The timbrel and arch'd dome and costly feast,
      With all th' inventive arts that nurse the soul
      To forms of beauty; and by sensual wants
      Unsensualize the mind, which in the Means
      Learns to forget the grossness of the End,
      Best pleasur'd with its own activity.