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. [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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 …   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

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