Pronunciation: (skan'dl-īz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to shock or horrify by something considered immoral or improper.
2. Naut.to spill the wind from or reduce the exposed area of (a sail) in an unusual manner. Also, esp. Brit.,scan'dal•ise".
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