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Humanize

Humanize
1. To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize. Was it the business of magic to humanize our natures with compassion? (Addison)
2. To give a human character or expression to. Humanised divinities.
3. (Science: medicine) to convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph.
Origin: cf. F. Humaniser.


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