tr.v. spir·i·tu·al·ized, spir·i·tu·al·iz·ing, spir·i·tu·al·iz·es
1. To impart a spiritual nature to.
2. To invest with or treat as having a spiritual sense or meaning.
spir′i·tu·al·i·zation (-ə-lĭ-zāshən) n.
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