Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle sexualizing
, past tense , past participle sexualized
regional note: in BRIT, also use sexualise
something or someone means
to make them sexual or consider
them in a sexual way
Referring to children's friends as girlfriends and boyfriends sexualizes them.
Rape is sexualised violence.
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