Effeminize
Effeminize Ef*fem"i*nize, v. t. To make effeminate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • effeminize — (Amer.) v. make effeminate; make more feminine, give a feminine or womanly quality; remove the ovaries of (also effeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effeminize — /i fem euh nuyz /, v.t., effeminized, effeminizing. to make effeminate. [1605 15; EFFEMIN(ATE) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • effeminize — Synonyms and related words: castrate, demasculinize, desex, desexualize, devitalize, effeminate, effeminatize, emasculate, enervate, etiolate, exhaust, geld, sissify, soften, sterilize, unman, unnerve, womanize …   Moby Thesaurus

  • effeminize — ef·fem·i·nize …   English syllables

  • effeminize — verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to This hairdo feminizes the man • Syn: ↑feminize, ↑feminise, ↑effeminise, ↑womanize • Derivationally related forms: ↑woman …   Useful english dictionary

  • effeminized — effeminize (Amer.) v. make effeminate; make more feminine, give a feminine or womanly quality; remove the ovaries of (also effeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effeminizes — effeminize (Amer.) v. make effeminate; make more feminine, give a feminine or womanly quality; remove the ovaries of (also effeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effeminizing — effeminize (Amer.) v. make effeminate; make more feminine, give a feminine or womanly quality; remove the ovaries of (also effeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • castrate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. emasculate, unman; geld. See impotence. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. emasculate, sterilize, asexualize, desex, mutilate, cut, spay, geld, neuter, unman, steer, caponize, effeminize, eunuchize, deprive… …   English dictionary for students

  • castrate — Synonyms and related words: alter, beat down, bleed, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, change, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, cripple, daunt, demasculinize, desex, desexualize, despotize, devitalize, disable, domineer, domineer over, drain,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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