Feminization \Fem`i*ni*za"tion\, n. The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized. [1913 Webster]

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  • Feminization — can refer to: * Feminization (biology) The hormonally induced development of female sexual characteristics * Feminization (activity) Sexual or lifestyle practices involving a man assuming a female role * Feminization (sociology) A perceived shift …   Wikipedia

  • feminization — feminization. См. феминизация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • feminization — UK US (UK also feminisation) /ˌfemɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US  /ˌfemɪnɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U] ► a process in which more and more women become involved in an activity where there are traditionally more men: »The partial feminisation of the workplace has put work… …   Financial and business terms

  • feminization — 1844, noun of action from FEMINIZE (Cf. feminize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • feminization — (Amer.) n. act of making feminine; process of becoming feminized; taking on of female sexual characteristics; acquiring female characteristics by the male (also feminisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feminization — feminize (also feminise) ► VERB ▪ make more feminine or female. DERIVATIVES feminization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • feminization — noun see feminize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feminization — See feminize. * * * …   Universalium

  • feminization — noun a) The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized b) The development of female sex characteristics …   Wiktionary

  • feminization — Development of what are superficially external female characteristics by a male. testicular f. SYN: complete androgen insensitivity syndrome.testicular f. syndrome. * * * n. the development of female secondary sexual characteristics (enlargement… …   Medical dictionary

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