verb de·fem·i·nize \(ˌ)dē-ˈfe-mə-ˌnīz\

Definition of DEFEMINIZE

transitive verb
:  to divest of feminine qualities or characteristics :  masculinize
de·fem·i·ni·za·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌfe-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of DEFEMINIZE


Rhymes with DEFEMINIZE

accessorize, acclimatize, actualize, aerobicize, aestheticize, Africanize, allegorize, alphabetize, analogize, anatomize, anesthetize, animalize, annualize, antagonize, anthologize, anticlockwise, apologize, apostatize, apostrophize, arabicize, aromatize, automatize, bureaucratize, cannibalize, capitalize, categorize, catheterize, catholicize, characterize, collectivize, commercialize, commoditize, communalize, computerize, conservatize, containerize, contrariwise, conveyorize, cosmeticize, counterclockwise, criminalize, cross-fertilize, cut down to size, decentralize, decolonize, de-emphasize, de-energize, deformalize, deglamorize, dehumanize, deionize, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, demoralize, denationalize, deodorize, depersonalize, depolarize, depressurize, desensitize, destabilize, destigmatize, detribalize, devitalize, diabolize, digitalize, disenfranchise, disorganize, economize, emblematize, emotionalize, epitomize, epoxidize, eroticize, eternalize, evangelize, extemporize, externalize, familiarize, fanaticize, fictionalize, floor exercise, fool's paradise, formularize, free enterprise, gelatinize, generalize, geologize, Hispanicize, historicize, homogenize, hospitalize, hypothesize, idealize, illegalize, immobilize, immortalize, impersonalize, Indianize, indigenize, infantilize, initialize, internalize, italicize, legitimize, liberalize, literalize, lobotomize, lysogenize, macadamize, marginalize, metabolize, metastasize, militarize, mineralize, monopolize, mythologize, nationalize, naturalize, parenthesize, philosophize, poeticize, politicize, popularize, prioritize, proselytize, radicalize, reorganize, revitalize, ritualize, romanticize, secularize, self-fertilize, sensualize, sexualize, sovietize, subjectivize, suburbanize, subvocalize, systematize, temporalize, theologize, traditionalize, trivialize, ventriloquize, visualize


transitive verb de·fem·i·nize   (Medical Dictionary)
de·fem·i·nized or British de·fem·i·nisedde·fem·i·niz·ing or British de·fem·i·nis·ing

Medical Definition of DEFEMINIZE

:  to divest of feminine qualities or physical characteristics :  masculinize
de·fem·i·ni·za·tion or British de·fem·i·ni·sa·tion \-ˌfem-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of DEFEMINIZE

de·fem·i·nize or British de·fem·i·nise \(ˈ)dē-ˈfem-ə-ˌnīz\


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