Adonize
Adonize Ad"o*nize ([a^]d"[-o]*n[imac]z), v. t. [Cf. F. adoniser, fr. Adonis.] To beautify; to dandify. [1913 Webster]

I employed three good hours at least in adjusting and adonozing myself. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]


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