Baptizing
Baptize Bap*tize", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Baptized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Baptizing}.] [F. baptiser, L. baptizare, fr. Gr. bapti`zein. See {Baptism}.] 1. To administer the sacrament of baptism to. [1913 Webster]

2. To christen (because a name is given to infants at their baptism); to give a name to; to name. [1913 Webster]

I'll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To sanctify; to consecrate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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