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sexualization or sexualisation (British) (ˌseksjʊəlaɪˈzeɪʃən)



  1. the act of connecting or associating sth with the act of sex or with sexual desire
  2. (psychology) the development of sexual thoughts and feelings and the expression of these

sexualize or sexualise (ˈsɛksjʊəˌlaɪz Pronunciation for )



  1. to make or become sexual or sexually aware
  2. to give or acquire sexual associations

Derived Forms

ˌsexualiˈzation, ˌsexualiˈsation noun

Example Sentences Including 'sexualization'

The lyrics written by the pilots suggest the sexualization of military life as well as the militarization of male soldiers ' sexuality.
Enloe, Cynthia Bananas, Beaches and Bases


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