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- v. To make physical or materialistic, as opposed to spiritual
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make carnal; to debase to carnality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make carnal; debase to carnality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. represent materialistically, as in a painting or a sculpture
- v. ascribe to an origin in sensation
- v. debase through carnal gratification
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Are paintings and carvings less likely to carnalize our hearts in our halls and banqueting-rooms than in our chapels?
The former have been regarded, like their corresponding mental passions, as something of a lower and baser nature, tending to degrade and carnalize man by their physical appetites.