transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1858 to give a chiefly masculine character to; especially to cause (a female) to take on male characteristics • masculinization noun

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  • masculinize — (Amer.) v. make masculine, create masculine qualities in a woman (also masculinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • masculinize — [mas′kyəli nīz΄] vt. masculinized, masculinizing [< MASCULINE + IZE] to make masculine; esp., to produce male characteristics in (a female) masculinization n …   English World dictionary

  • masculinize — masculinization, n. /mas kyeuh leuh nuyz /, v.t., masculinized, masculinizing. 1. Med. to produce certain male secondary sex characteristics in (a female). 2. to make masculine in character, quality, or appearance: The presence of two large… …   Universalium

  • masculinize — [[t]mæ̱skjʊlɪnaɪz[/t]] masculinizes, masculinizing, masculinized VERB: usu passive To masculinize something means to make it into something that involves mainly men or is thought suitable for or typical of men. [FORMAL] [be V ed] Not all… …   English dictionary

  • masculinize — verb To make masculine; to give typically male characteristics. Ant: feminize …   Wiktionary

  • masculinize — To confer the qualities or characteristics peculiar to the male. * * * mas·cu·lin·ize also Brit mas·cu·lin·ise mas kyə lə .nīz vt, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing to give a preponderantly masculine character to esp to cause (a… …   Medical dictionary

  • masculinize — or masculinise verb make more masculine or male. Derivatives masculinization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • masculinize — mas·cu·lin·ize …   English syllables

  • masculinize — mas•cu•lin•ize [[t]ˈmæs kyə ləˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) med to virilize 2) cvb to make masculine in character, quality, or appearance • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • masculinize — verb 1. give a masculine appearance or character to Fashion designers have masculinized women s looks in the 1990s • Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify • Verb Group: ↑masculinise, ↑virilize, ↑virilise …   Useful english dictionary

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