defeminize
transitive verb Date: 1907 to divest of feminine qualities or characteristics ; masculinizedefeminization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • defeminize — (Amer.) v. negate femininity, remove feminine characteristics; remove ovaries of female mammals (also defeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defeminize — [dē fem′ə nīz΄] vt. defeminized, defeminizing to divest of feminine attributes or physical characteristics defeminization n …   English World dictionary

  • defeminize — v.t., defeminized, defeminizing. * * * …   Universalium

  • defeminize — verb To lose, or to remove feminine characteristics or qualities …   Wiktionary

  • defeminize — de·fem·i·nize or Brit de·fem·i·nise ( )dē fem ə .nīz vt, nized or Brit nised; niz·ing or Brit nis·ing to divest of feminine qualities or physical characteristics: MASCULINIZE de·fem·i·ni·za·tion or Brit de·fem·i·ni·sa·tion .fem ə nə zā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • defeminize — de·feminize …   English syllables

  • defeminize — verb remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats) • Syn: ↑defeminise • Hypernyms: ↑alter, ↑neuter, ↑spay, ↑castrate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • defeminized — defeminize (Amer.) v. negate femininity, remove feminine characteristics; remove ovaries of female mammals (also defeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defeminizes — defeminize (Amer.) v. negate femininity, remove feminine characteristics; remove ovaries of female mammals (also defeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defeminizing — defeminize (Amer.) v. negate femininity, remove feminine characteristics; remove ovaries of female mammals (also defeminise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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