Matronize meaning

mātrənīz
To make matronly.
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To chaperone.
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To make a matron of; to make matron-like.

Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. "” Richardson.

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To act the part of a matron toward; to superintend or chaperone.

To matronize an assembly.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of matronize

  • matron +"Ž -ize

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