Syphilize Syph"i*lize, v. t. (Med.) To inoculate with syphilis. [1913 Webster]

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  • syphilize — v. inject with the syphilis bacteria for the purpose of immunization (also syphilise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • syphilize — syph·i·lize …   English syllables

  • syphilize — ˈsifəˌlīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: French syphiliser, from syphil + iser ize 1. : to inoculate with syphilis 2. : to introduce syphilis among …   Useful english dictionary

  • syphilis — n. a contagious venereal disease progressing from infection of the genitals via the skin and mucous membrane to the bones, muscles, and brain. Derivatives: syphilitic adj. syphilize (also ise). syphiloid adj. Etymology: mod.L f. title… …   Useful english dictionary

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