infantilize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ɪnˈfæntəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyinfantilize
he/she/itinfantilizes
present participleinfantilizing
past tenseinfantilized
past participleinfantilized
  1. to treat someone like a child

    Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize the American public.

derived word

infantilization

noun [uncountable]

All this glittery girliness encourages the infantilization of women.