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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spir·i·tu·al·ize /ˈspɪrɪʧəwəˌlaɪz, ɪʧəˌlaɪz, ɪʧwəˌlaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spir·it·u·al·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spiritualized p. pr. & vb. n. Spiritualizing ]
 1. To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual character or tendency to; as, to spiritualize soul.
    This seen in the clear air, and the whole spiritualized by endless recollections, fills the eye and the heart more forcibly than I can find words to say.   --Carlyle.
 2. To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; -- opposed to literalize.
 3. Old Chem. To extract spirit from; also, to convert into, or impregnate with, spirit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense [syn:
            spiritualise] [ant: literalize]
      2: elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
         [syn: transfigure, glorify]
      3: purify from the corrupting influences of the world; "During
         his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized" [syn: spiritualise]