desex
transitive verb Date: 1911 1. castrate, spay 2. to eliminate perceived sexism from <
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3. desexualize 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • desex — v. t. to make infertile, especially by removing or incapacitating the sexual organs; used of both males and females. Syn: sterilize, unsex, desexualize, fix. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desex — [dē seks′] vt. 1. to remove the sex organs of 2. to suppress or lessen the sexual characteristics of …   English World dictionary

  • desex — /dee seks /, v.t. 1. Vet. Surg. to castrate or spay. 2. to deprive of sex, sex appeal, or sexual interest. 3. to remove elements of sexism from; degenderize: a campaign to desex business writing. [1910 15; DE + SEX] * * * …   Universalium

  • desex — verb To remove anothers sexual characteristics or functions, often physical sterilization. See Also: unsex …   Wiktionary

  • desex — de·sex ( )dē seks vt CASTRATE (1), SPAY …   Medical dictionary

  • desex — v. take away sex or sex appeal; castrate or spay; remove sexist elements from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • desex — sexed …   Anagrams dictionary

  • desex — verb 1》 deprive of sexual qualities. 2》 castrate or spay …   English new terms dictionary

  • desex — de·sex …   English syllables

  • desex — de•sex [[t]diˈsɛks[/t]] v. t. 1) vet to unsex 2) to deprive of sex appeal or sexual interest 3) cvb to degenderize • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

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