transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1923 to make slender

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  • slenderize — 1921, from SLENDER (Cf. slender) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Slenderized; slenderizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • slenderize — (Amer.) slen·der·ize || slendÉ™raɪz v. make slender, make thinner in size; become slender, slim down; cause to appear thinner (also slenderise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slenderize — [slen′dərīz΄] vt. slenderized, slenderizing to make or cause to seem slender vi. to become slender …   English World dictionary

  • slenderize — slenderization /slen deuhr euh zay sheuhn/, n. slenderizer, n. /slen deuh ruyz /, v., slenderized, slenderizing. v.t. 1. to make slender or more slender. 2. to cause to appear slender: dresses that slenderize the figure. v.i. 3. to become slender …   Universalium

  • slenderize — verb To make more slender. Will these jeans really slenderize me or does that only work on twig thin models who dont need it? …   Wiktionary

  • slenderize — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. starve oneself, lose weight, reduce; see diet …   English dictionary for students

  • slenderize — slen·der·ize …   English syllables

  • slenderize — slen•der•ize [[t]ˈslɛn dəˌraɪz[/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) to make slender or more slender 2) to cause to appear slender 3) to become slender • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • slenderize —   Ho owīwī …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • slenderize — v. (also ise) 1 tr. a make (a thing) slender. b make (one s figure) appear slender. 2 intr. make oneself slender; slim …   Useful english dictionary

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