defeminize

verb de·fem·i·nize \ (ˌ)dē-ˈfe-mə-ˌnīz \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of defeminize

transitive verb
:to divest of feminine qualities or characteristics :masculinize

defeminization

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌfe-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of defeminize

1760


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defeminize

transitive verb de·fem·i·nize
variants: or British defeminise play \(ˈ)dē-ˈfem-ə-ˌnīz\

medical Definition of defeminize

defeminized or British defeminised; defeminizing or British defeminising
:to divest of feminine qualities or physical characteristics :masculinize

defeminization

or British defeminisation play \-ˌfem-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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