deflour
deflower de*flow"er, v. t. [Previously also spelled {deflour}.] [imp. & p. p. {Deflowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deflowering}.] [F. d['e]florer, LL. deflorare; L. de- + flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}, and cf. {Deflorate}.] 1. To deprive of flowers. [1913 Webster]

An earthquake . . . deflowering the gardens. --W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament. [1913 Webster]

3. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce. [1913 Webster]

If a man had deflowered a virgin. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • deflour — de*flour , v. t. [Pref. de + flower.] Same as {Deflower}. [archaic] [1913 Webster] He died innocent and before the sweetness of his soul was defloured and ravished from him. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deflour — deflore, deflour obs. forms of deflower …   Useful english dictionary

  • deflour — v. a. 1. Debauch, defile, constuprate, corrupt (to lewdness), seduce, rob of virginity. 2. Rob of its first bloom, spoil of its primal beauty, deprive of its freshness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Deflorate — De*flo rate, a. [LL. defloratus, p. p. of deflorare. See {Deflour}.] (Bot.) Past the flowering state; having shed its pollen. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deflower — de*flow er, v. t. [Previously also spelled {deflour}.] [imp. & p. p. {Deflowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deflowering}.] [F. d[ e]florer, LL. deflorare; L. de + flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}, and cf. {Deflorate}.] 1. To deprive of flowers. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deflowered — deflower de*flow er, v. t. [Previously also spelled {deflour}.] [imp. & p. p. {Deflowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deflowering}.] [F. d[ e]florer, LL. deflorare; L. de + flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}, and cf. {Deflorate}.] 1. To deprive of flowers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deflowering — deflower de*flow er, v. t. [Previously also spelled {deflour}.] [imp. & p. p. {Deflowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deflowering}.] [F. d[ e]florer, LL. deflorare; L. de + flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}, and cf. {Deflorate}.] 1. To deprive of flowers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depucelate — De*pu ce*late, v. t. [L. de + LL. pucella virgin, F. pucelle: cf. F. d[ e]puceler.] To deflour; to deprive of virginity. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depudicate — De*pu di*cate, v. t. [L. depudicatus, p. p. of depudicare.] To deflour; to dishonor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Violate — Vi o*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Violates}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Violating}.] [L. violatus, p. p. of violare to violate, fr. vis strength, force. See {Violent}.] 1. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse. [1913 Webster] His wife Boadicea violated with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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