- to illustrate (a book already printed) with engravings, prints, etc. obtained elsewhere, often by clipping them from other books
- to damage (a book) by clipping such engravings, etc.
Origin of grangerizeafter J. Granger, author of a Biographical History of England (1769), which included blank pages for such illustrations
(third-person singular simple present grangerizes, present participle grangerizing, simple past and past participle grangerized)
granger + -ize, after James Granger, an 18th century English biographer. Granger's Biographical History of England (1769) included areas for readers to illustrate the pages.