Infantilize meaning

ĭn'fən-tl-īz', ĭn-făn'-
To treat or condescend to as if still a young child.
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To reduce to an infantile state or condition.
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To treat (a child or adult) like an infant or baby.
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To keep in a dependent, infantile stage of development.
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To reduce (a person) to the state or status of an infant.
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To treat (a person) like a child.
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Origin of infantilize

  • infantile +‎ -ize (“make into”)
    From Wiktionary