defloration

noun
de·​flo·​ra·​tion | \ ˌde-flə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce defloration (audio) , ˌdē-flȯ- \

Definition of defloration

: rupture of the hymen (as by sexual intercourse)

First Known Use of defloration

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for defloration

Middle English defloracioun, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French defloracion, from Late Latin defloration-, defloratio, from deflorare — see deflower

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“Defloration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defloration. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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defloration

noun
de·​flo·​ra·​tion | \ ˌdef-lə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce defloration (audio) , ˌdē-flə- How to pronounce defloration (audio) \

Medical Definition of defloration

: rupture of the hymen

Other Words from defloration

deflorate \ ˈdef-​lə-​ˌrāt How to pronounce deflorate (audio) , ˈdē-​flə-​ How to pronounce deflorate (audio) \ transitive verb deflorated; deflorating

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