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peptonize

(pĕp′tə-nīz′)
tr.v. pepto·nized, pepto·nizing, pepto·nizes
1. To convert (protein) into a peptone.
2. To dissolve (food) by means of a proteolytic enzyme.
3. To combine with peptone.

pep′to·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

peptonize

(pĕp′tō-nīz)
To convert into peptones; to predigest with pepsin.
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But "reality 'independent' of human thinking," as James observes in "Pragmatism and Humanism," is "a thing very hard to find": "We may glimpse it, but we never grasp it; what we grasp is always some substitute for which previous human thinking has peptonized and cooked for our consumption.
It was James, after all, who argued that "language works against our perception of the truth," blinding us to the more evanescent, transitional aspects of experience ("Stream," 34, 34-38), and who argued that "reality independent of human thinking," which had not already been "cooked," "peptonized" or "faked" by the impositions of our concepts, was almost impossible to perceive (Pragmatism, 595).