Effeminated
Effeminate Ef*fem"i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effeminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effeminating}.] To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken. [1913 Webster]

It will not corrupt or effeminate children's minds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


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