Matronized
Matronize Mat"ron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matronizing}.] 1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike. [1913 Webster]

Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. --Richardson. [1913 Webster]

2. To act the part of a matron toward; to superintend; to chaperone; as, to matronize an assembly. [1913 Webster]


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  • Matronize — Mat ron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matronizing}.] 1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike. [1913 Webster] Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. Richardson. [1913 Webster] 2. To act the part of a matron toward;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matronizing — Matronize Mat ron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matronizing}.] 1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike. [1913 Webster] Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. Richardson. [1913 Webster] 2. To act the part of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matronize — /may treuh nuyz /, v., matronized, matronizing. v.t. 1. to cause to become matronly; cause to act as, or fulfill the role of, matron. 2. to serve as a matron to; chaperon. v.i. 3. to become a matron. Also, esp. Brit., matronise. [1745 55; MATRON… …   Universalium

  • matronize — [mā′trən īz΄] vt. matronized, matronizing 1. to make matronly 2. to chaperon …   English World dictionary

  • matronize — ˈmā.trəˌnīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) transitive verb 1. : to give the qualities of a matron to : cause to be a matron was matronized by her children and her responsibilities 2. a. : to act as a matron to or toward : superintend or attend in the… …   Useful english dictionary

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