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  Spiritualize (Spir"it*u*al*ize) (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Spiritualized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Spiritualizing (?).]
[Cf. F. spiritualiser.]

1. To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual character or tendency to; as, to spiritualize soul. "This seen in the clear air, and the whole spiritualized by endless recollections, fills the eye and the heart more forcibly than I can find words to say." Carlyle.
2. To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; -- opposed to literalize.
3. (Old Chem.) To extract spirit from; also, to convert into, or impregnate with, spirit.

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